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ÄlplerInnen - the Alpine employment market

AlpFUTUR – the future of Switzerland’s summer grazing pastures

The ÄlplerInnen sub-project aims to identify the important determining factors in an attractive Alpine workplace. It forms part of the alpFUTUR joint project between the Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon (ART) Research Station and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape research (WSL) .

The Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research has become involved in this project because of its belief that retention of the summer grazing pastures promotes a form of work that is specific to the mountains, and stops the encroachment of forestation killing those sections of Alpine species diversity that depend on the cultivated landscape.