Table 5. Policy positions of core actors in the Swiss agricultural policy network.

Deregulation of international agricultural market Support of greening of agricultural sector
Trade Associations Strongly supportive Indifferent
Swiss Federal Council (FC)
Federal Office of Agriculture (FOAG) / Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Council of State (DEA) / Majority of Parliamentary Committees on Economy and Dues NC


Swiss Farmers’ Association (SBV) Strongly opposed Ambivalent
Swiss People’s Party (SVP) Strongly opposed Strongly opposed