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Dressed in typical overalls for the area, traditional Alpine farmer Peter Eberle stands looking up at the viewer for a portrait in the courtyard of his dairy farm in Balzers, Liechtenstein. Mr Eberle wears a woolen hat and blue workman's overalls. He looks a proud but tired and weathered gentleman in his latter years and appears to be an experienced Alpine farmer and we can see a heap of manure over his shoulder and an old fashioned scythe for mowing long grass, leaning against a barn wall. Liechtenstein is a landlocked Principality bordered by the Alpine countries of Austria and Switzerland and is a winter sports resort, though best known as a tax haven, attracting companies worldwide to register their assets in complete secrecy. Its agricultural output is mainly wheat, barley, corn, potatoes, livestock and dairy products though technology companies have been eroding the traditional ways of life such as Peter's for decades.