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Winrock International

Legacy Project

Ontario Pay-for-Performance

Years of agricultural run-off have deposited large amounts of phosphorous-laden fertilizer into Ontario, Canada’s Lake Simcoe. Though fertilizer can help boost crop production, its presence in rivers and lakes harms water quality. This program aids the Ontario government’s efforts to improve Lake Simcoe’s health by creating and developing incentives that encourage farmers to reduce the amount of phosphorous that makes its way into waterways.

Funder: Ontario Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs

Project Timeline: November 18, 2013 - February 1, 2017

Country: Canada

Program Areas: Water, Ecosystem Services, Forestry and Natural Resource Management and Agriculture, Resilience and Water