Entry 9: Agriculture in Switzerland

Total Area: 41,277 sq km

Land Area: 39,997 sq km

Water Area: 1,280 sq km

Climate description: Varies with altitude usually has cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with some showers

Terrain description: mostly mountains with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes

Arable Land Use: 9.8%

Permanent Crop Land Use: 0.57%

Irrigated Land: 550 sq km

Total Renewable WaterResources: 53.5 cu km

Total Freshwater Withdrawal: 2.61 cu km/yr

Per Person FreshwaterWithdrawal: 360.3 cu m/yr

Natural Hazards description: avalanches, landslides; flash floods

Environmental Current Issues Total Labor Force: air pollution from cars and open-air burning, acid rain, waterpollution from increased use of fertilizers, loss of biodiversity

Cattle ranching in switzerland (click here).

Vineyard in Switzerland (click here)

Farm field in switzerland (click here).

Snail farm (click here). 

Commercial Farming (click here).


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