You are here:

Publications Economy and agriculture

TraktorThis section contains SFAO audits related to agricultural and economic policy issues.

Follow-up audit Implementation of main recommendations from the identitas audits and current developments - Federal Office for Agriculture

identitas AG has been operating the Trade in Livestock Database (TLD) on behalf of the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) since 1999 and provides other services. The TLD forms the basis for the traceability of animals for food safety and animal diseases. The Confederation owns 51% of the shares in the company. The FOAG and the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) both have one representative on the board of directors. The 16 minority shareholders are mainly trade associations and interest groups from the agricultural sector. The Confederation pays identitas AG an average CHF 9 million for fulfilling its monitoring duties in the trade in livestock.

Audit number: 18509

Audit Subsidies for export and investment promotion - State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) commissions the private law association Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) to implement the federal tasks of export promotion and national investment promotion. Within this framework, S-GE provides basic services such as information on new market opportunities and individual market clarifications for export-oriented companies. Moreover, the association promotes the establishment of foreign companies and investors in Switzerland.

Audit number: 18302

Audit Performance of financial aid for external organisations - Federal Office for Agriculture

The Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) supports a large number of projects and measures. When selecting contributions to external organisations, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) examined whether the subsidies in the Constitution and in the law have a sufficient legal basis. The SFAO then assessed whether they still make sense and whether they are being implemented economically. In the process, the SFAO was able to demonstrate savings potential in the low eight-figure range.

Audit number: 17159