The Delegate for NES


Hans Häfliger becomes new delegate for National Economic Supply

On 16 December 2022, the Federal Council appointed Hans Häfliger as the new Delegate for National Economic Supply. The Chairman of the Executive Board of the compulsory stockholding organisation "réservesuisse" will take over from Kurt Rohrbach on 1 July 2023, who will hold this position ad interim until 30 June 2023.


Energy: current situation

Preparations for the event of severe shortages in the energy sector are part of the core task of National Economic Supply. Here you will find information on the current situation for the various energy sources in Switzerland and on the measures that have been put in place to deal with shortages.

Food security


Swiss food sector defies the challenges

Despite the current challenges of e.g. the war in Ukraine and climate change, the Swiss food sector is relatively resilient. This is the conclusion of this year's food security report by Agroscope on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office for National Economic Supply.

National Economic Supply


Expansion and optimisation of NES

On 30 March 2022, the Federal Council decided that the NES organisation would in future be headed by a full-time delegate. It also agreed in principle to a substantial staffing increase for the Federal Office for National Economic Supply (FONES).

Emergency supplies

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Disaster risk reduction on a large and small scale

The pandemic has shown how important it is to be prepared for disasters. The UN Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October aims to raise awareness of this. Resilience is also central to a country's economic supply system. And everyone can do their bit, for example by keeping emergency supplies and knowing how to cook without electricity.



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