Benefits of individual crop subsidies in agriculture

Federal Office for Agriculture

Key facts

The Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) provides so-called individual crop subsidies for individual crops in accordance with Article 54 of the Agriculture Act. In addition to direct payment subsidies, these are intended to specifically promote the cultivation of selected and strategically important agricultural crops. The Federal Council determines which crops are subsidised and the amount of the subsidies. Since 2014, between CHF 60 and 66 million has been paid out annually for this purpose. In 2022, just under 10,000 farms received individual crop subsidies.