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New research shows the world’s largest eco-payment program is working. In 2000, the country launched the world’s largest natural capital investment and government-financed payment for ecosystem services programs: the Sloping Land Conversion Program (SLCP) and the Natural Forest Conservation Program (NFCP). Since then, more than 120 million farmers in 32 million households enrolled in the SLCP, a land retirement program which compensates farmers for restoring forests and grassland, creating the basis for the world’s largest forest restoration effort.