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Research Supports On-Farm Adoption Of Clean Technologies And Practices

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From a news release

The federal government is giving $1.9 million to the University of Waterloo to examine greenhouse (GHG) emissions associated with agricultural activities and the potential benefits of alternative land use practices and beneficial management practices (BMPs).

Announced on May 19, this project with the University of Waterloo is one of 20 new research projects supported by the $27 million Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), a partnership with universities and conservation groups across Canada.

The program supports research into greenhouse gas mitigation practices and technologies that can be adopted on the farm.

“Canadian farmers are great stewards of the land and the environment,” said Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, in a news release. “These new investments are part of the government’s commitment to addressing climate change and ensuring our farmers are world leaders in the use and development of clean and sustainable technology and processes.”

The AGGP covers four priority areas of research: livestock systems, cropping systems, agricultural water use efficiency and agro-forestry.

The new AGGP investments will continue to support the work of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, which brings together 47 countries to find ways to grow more food without growing greenhouse gas emissions.

For more on the AGGP, click on this link to the website.

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