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.
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).
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.
Cantons, communes and water suppliers must be able to supply the population with sufficient drinking water even when there is a severe shortage. The federal government provides them with guidance based on the DWSO, which has been in force since October 2020.