As stewards of the land, Canadian farmers are on the front lines of climate change and among the first to feel its effects. As we celebrate Earth Day, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, announce an investment of more than $6.4 million for six projects, under the AgriScience program, to help fight climate change and create sustainability in Canada’s agricultural sector.
Funding to six recipient organizations will support pre-commercial science and cutting-edge research to help producers accelerate the pace of innovation to protect the environment without compromising production. Recipient organizations include AFA Systems Inc., Cascadia Seaweed Corporation, Enns Brothers Ltd., McCain Foods Limited, Naut’sa Mawt Tribal Council, and Nexus Robotics, Inc.
The projects led by these organizations exemplify the innovation and expertise needed to ensure the sector is ready to meet the challenges posed by climate change. The progress they make will benefit the entire sector and lead to the adoption of sustainable and efficient practices that promote soil health, biodiversity and increased crop yields, while securing farm incomes.
Earth Day brings with it an urgent reminder that climate action cannot wait. By making critical investments to support producers in their efforts to combat climate change, Canada’s agriculture sector will be better positioned to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and seize the economic opportunities that can be enabled by a transition to climate change. a low-carbon future.
The Government of Canada remains committed to working in partnership with farmers across the country as they help Canada meet its national emission reduction targets, protect the environment, and strengthen the competitiveness of our businesses and our agricultural economy.