Peter Moser
Peter Moser is a historian and director of the Archiv für Agrargeschichte (Archive of Rural History), the AfA, in Bern. He is also a member of the board of the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO).

15. November 2019

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The cheese collective

From 1914, the Schweizerische Käseunion (SKU, the Swiss Cheese Union) ensured people at home and abroad were kept supplied with Swiss cheese. For that purpose, the Cheese Union monitored both production and prices.

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13. November 2019

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Fondue – a ‘natural processed product’

Until the Second World War, fondue was unheard of in most areas of Switzerland. The cheese speciality only became the ‘national dish’ as the result of a marketing campaign run by the Schweizerische Käseunion (Swiss Cheese Union).

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3. April 2019

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Agricultural revolutions in Switzerland

The modernisation of Swiss agriculture stretched over two centuries, from the systematic use of farmyard manure to harnessing working animals and the mechanisation of many work processes.

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