Government of Canada supports less GHG emissions while growing more food


In Canada, The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Member of Parliament for Delta and Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced a $1.8 million investment with the University of British Columbia to determine carbon sequestration and GHG emissions, and develop beneficial management practices for increasing the efficiency of fertilizer use in blueberry, potato and forage crops.

This project is one of 20 new research projects supported by the $27 million Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program, 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.

The AGGP covers four priority areas: livestock systems, cropping systems, agricultural water use efficiency and agro-forestry. The new investments will continue to support the work of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, which brings together 49 countries to find ways to grow more food without growing greenhouse gas emissions.