90% of global farm subsidies damage people and planet, says UN

Almost half a trillion dollars of support a year harms people’s health, the climate and drives inequality

Almost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”, a startling UN report has found.

This agricultural support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature and drives inequality by excluding smallholder farmers, many of whom are women, according to the UN agencies.

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