Agriculture, Food and Beverage

Why smarter use of farm subsidies is vital for ecosystem restoration


Governments need to restructure their methods for farm subsidies in order to help small farmers and the environment. Image: REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi

Helen Ding
Environmental Economist, WRI Europe
Will Anderson
Communications Lead, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI
René Zamora Cristales
Senior Associate, Initiative 20x20, WRI
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The government is incentivizing land restoration in Kenya’s Makuki-Nzaui landscape, a form of farm subsidies Image: Peter Irungu/WRI
a diagram showing how shifting agricultural subsidies to restore land can lead to many benefits
The advantages of shifting agricultural subsidies. Image: WRI authors
a diagram of policy elements to boost both agriculture and land restoration
Steps to successful land restoration. Image: WRI authors

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farm subsidies are more important for small farmers
In Peru, where the government is working on a new farm subsidies for restoration, AIDER is helping farmers grow sustainable coffee. Image: Natasha Ferrari/WRI

land being restored in India's small Sidhi district
India’s small Sidhi district is hatching a participatory plan to restore more than 75% of its land. Image: Sandip Chowdhury/WRI
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