liechtenstein"Since the 1950's, the Principality of Liechtenstein has developed rapidly from an agrarian State into a modern industrial nation. This development has left its mark on the structure of Liechtenstein agriculture. While there were still over 1300 agricultural operations in 1955, most of which cultivated an area of less that 5 hectares, the number of operations sank to less than 400 by the 1990's. In 2005, only 130 farms were still active. Fewer, but more efficient and modern operations have replaced the many small operations. 45% of the gross agricultural return comes from the dairy industry. Some 60 dairy farms produced 13 million kg milk in 2007.

The agricultural sector does not play an important role as employer anymore. In 2007, only one per cent of all the employees in Liechtenstein worked in agriculture and gardening. In addition to feed production for animal husbandry, the cultivation of vegetables has gained importance in recent years, using the narrow strip of arable land between the mountain range and the Rhine. Thanks to the warm southerly wind, the Föhn, the slopes of the mountains facing the Rhine can be used for wine growing. Forestry accounts for 1.1% of the persons employed in the agricultural and forestry sector. While 41% of the entire territory of Liechtenstein is forested, these forests are sensitive Alpine forests in the mountains and protected meadow forests in the valley."

Source:  http://www.liechtenstein.li/en/eliechtenstein_main_sites/portal_fuerstentum_liechtenstein/fl-wuf-wirtschaft_finanzen/fl-wuf-landwirtschaft.htm, retrieved January 8, 2011.

Public Sector

"The State contributes significantly to the preservation of healthy agriculture through various direct subsidies. Agriculture that is ecological and animal-friendly is given special support.

The Office of Agriculture  (Landwirtschaftamt) is a counseling and information service and contact point for farmers and interested persons in connection with agriculture in the Principality of Liechtenstein.

It is responsible for the execution of various agricultural laws and develops positions on agricultural matters for the attention of the Government.

The Office of Forests, Nature and Land Management(Amt für Wald, Natur und Landschaft, AWNL)provides information on all questions concerning forestry in Liechtenstein. It is also the contact point with respect to preservation of nature and landscape, forest animals, hunting, protection against natural disasters, development of rural areas, and integral rehabilitation of mountainous areas. It also undertakes scientific research and administers various collections."

Source:http://www.liechtenstein.li/en/eliechtenstein_main_sites/portal_fuerstentum_liechtenstein/fl-wuf-wirtschaft_finanzen/fl-wuf-landwirtschaft/fl-wuf-landwirtschaft-rechtlich.htm, retrieved January 8, 2011.

Farmer Based Organizations

Buurabund Landi AG
President: Hans Ospelt, Mitteldorf 8, FL-9490 Vaduz

Liechtensteinische Bäuerinnen
President: Annemarie Büchel, Rietle 1, FL-9488 Schellenberg

Liechtensteiner Betriebshelferdienst
President: Ernst Büchel, Vorsteher, FL-9491 Ruggell

Liechtensteiner Braunviehzuchtverband
President: Alois Wenk, Bahnstrasse 30, Postfach 820, FL-9494 Schaan

Liechtensteiner Gemüsebauverein
Präsident: Alexander Hilti, Gapetschstrasse 42, FL-9494 Schaan

IG- Alp FL
Contact: Martin Bürzle, Palduinstrasse 30, FL-9496 Balzers, Telefon: (+41) 079 697 45 94

Liechtensteiner Imkerverein
President: Manfred Biedermann, auf Berg 27, FL-9493 Mauren

Verband für Landtechnik Sektion Liechtenstein
President: Ernst Nigg, Äeule 1, FL-9496 Balzers

Liechtensteiner Milchverband
President: Anton Büchel, Buchenstein 10, FL-9491 Ruggell, Telefon: (+423) 373 50 06

Milchhof Liechtenstein AG
Verwaltungsratspräsident: Thomas Büchel, Duxweg 14, FL-9494 Schaan

Geschäftsstelle: Scanastr. 12, FL-9494 Schaan, Telefon: (+423) 232 43 61 und (+423) 232 56 26

VBO - Vereinigung Bäuerlicher Organisationen
President: Thomas Büchel, Duxweg 14, FL-9494 Schaan
Office: c/o Klaus Büchel Anstalt, Wegacker 5, Postfach 54, FL-9493 Mauren

Schafzuchtgenossenschaft Oberland
President: Achim Vogt, Rheinstrasse 21, FL-9496 Balzers

Schafzuchtgenossenschaft Unterland
President: Ferdinand Beck, Im Besch 26, FL-94924 Schaan

Verein Biobauern Liechtenstein
President: Brigit Elkuch, Limseneggstrasse 7, FL-9491 Ruggell

Verein Hortus
Verein zur Erhaltung alter Kulturpflanzen in Liechtenstein
President: Franz Tschol, Im Rossfeld 40, FL-9494 Schaan

Office: Eva Körbitz, Rheinhof, CH-9465 Salez

Verein Unterländer Prämienmarkt
President: Heini Hoop, Herragass 14, FL-9492 Eschen

Vintner Associations (Weinbauvereine) in

Balzers:
Marco Frick, President Winzergenossenschaft Balzers-Mäls, Fukseriweg 26, FL-9494 Schaan

Triesen:
Ernst Trefzer, President Weinbauverein Triesen, Dorfstrasse 13, FL-9495 Triesen

Vaduz:
Alex Ospelt, President Winzergenossenschaft Vaduz, Schimmelgasse 11, FL-9490 Vaduz

Schaan:
Eugen Nägele, President Weinbauverein Schaan, im Zagalzel 65, FL-9494 Schaan

Unterland:
Karl-Heinz Oehri, President Vereinigung Winzer am Eschnerberg, Badäl 107, FL-9487 Gamprin-Bendern

Source: http://www.llv.li/amtsstellen/llv-lwa-landwirtschaftliche_vereinigungen_in_fl-0507.htm, retrieved January 8, 2011.

List of Extension Providers

icon target The following list shows an excerpt from the GFRAS Directory of Extension Providers for Liberia. Some of these entries may be specially marked for having more detailed information in the database of the Worldwide Extension Study WWES.

 

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