Policy

Reducing On-Farm Emissions and Energy Use

Climate change and agriculture are closely connected. Agriculture makes up 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, excluding on-farm fossil fuel usage and fertilizer production processes. Canada has pledged to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the economy by 40 percent and reduce agricultural emissions by 30 percent from 2020 levels by 2030. In order to meet these targets, changes across the agricultural industry are necessary.

Organic Agriculture Around the World

All around the world, you’ll find farmers who are passionate about restoring their environment through organic and regenerative farming practices. There is a lot of variety in regional approaches to sustainable agriculture, and each of them has something to teach us about Canada’s organic sector.

OCO Explores Priorities in Next Agriculture Policy Framework

Originally published in Fruit & Vegetable Magazine July, 2021. Federal, provincial and territorial governments are currently exploring the next agricultural policy framework...

A Historic Win for Canadian Agriculture

On April 19, 2021, the Canadian Government announced they would invest $270 million over the next two years ensuring priority...

Report: Operationalizing an EU Carbon Farming Initiative Executive Summary

European Commission, February 2021 In 2020 the new EU Climate Target Plan set a target of a 55% GHG reduction...