Subsidies for structural improvements in rural engineering

Federal Office for Agriculture

Key facts

Every year, the Confederation invests around CHF 50 million in the extension and renewal of agricultural infrastructures. The subsidised measures include, in particular, the refurbishment and extension of agricultural transport routes and water supply facilities, the reorganisation of land ownership, the improvement of water management and soil structure, the reconstruction of agricultural infrastructures after severe weather events, and the improvement of the natural environment and the landscape. By means of these structural improvements in rural engineering, the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) works together with the cantons to create optimum conditions for a future-proof Swiss agriculture.