Population growth, climate change and scarcity of resources are just three examples of the challenges that are facing the Swiss agri-food system. A wide range of stakeholders are affected, and the factors surrounding ensuring a sustainable supply of food are complex. This project is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and it uses environmental-economic modelling approaches to simulate potential development paths, providing a basis for decision-making in relation to the direction of the Swiss agri-food system. More information on the project can be found here.
While struggling with the livestock sector of the system dynamics model in this project, I had a major aha moment that I documented in a separate blog post.