Agricultural lands are less productive than five years ago, even though global food production has increased. Agricultural subsidies promote practices that degrade soil health by damaging the nutrient rich microbiomes that help crops grow.
As a policy analyst, Arohi Sharma advocates for policies that protect and restore rivers and aquatic ecosystems in California and promote regenerative agricultural practices to reduce wasteful water use and to protect soil health. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Before joining NRDC, Arohi served as a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill.