The layout of Swiss agriculture can not be mass produced and we are very proud of it because no farmer has a departement-sized field and production methods are regulated. It is very difficult for our local producers to charge competitive prices in the face of market globalization. Machine, working time, fertilizer, labor cost, investment, all these factors mean that our local production can not be differentiated by price.
However, we are certain that we can value our local producers for the quality of the products they produce. We are delighted to note that a good number of our products are recognized for their qualities whether they be our cheeses, be it Gruyère or Tête de Moine, our wines for Petite Arvine, La Rèze, or Chenin Blanc, our meats or the cattle of Val d’Hérens, our vegetables and fruits for our apricots, our plums, our beets. Our producers do not have to blush in front of the international, their local products are of high quality.