March 6th, 2023 (Ottawa, ON) – The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are pleased to welcome CropLife Canada as an industry partner on their ‘Road to 2050’ climate-solution initiative.
“Canadian farmers are global leaders in sustainability,” says Pierre Petelle, president and CEO of CropLife Canada. “From seed technology to the pest control tools that protect crops, the plant science industry is committed to providing solutions that support Canadian farmers as they work to address the global challenges of food security, climate change and sustainability.”
CropLife Canada represents the manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control and modern plant breeding products. By prioritizing science and innovation, CropLife Canada’s members provide farmers with tools to sustainably increase production.
“Advancements in plant science are the backbone of innovation and growth,” says GGC Chair Andre Harpe. “Farmers have always known that productivity and sustainability must go hand in hand. The plant science industry is a leader in sustainable intensification, and CropLife Canada’s insights will be invaluable as we develop our ‘Road to 2050’ recommendations.”
CropLife Canada advocates for a science-based regulatory environment that enables innovation in Canada. Canadian farmers have long been early adopters of new technologies, including plant science innovations, which has made them global leaders in sustainable production.
“Enabling innovation will help us advance food production, food security, Canada’s economic growth and environmental stewardship,” says Petelle. “Canada’s agriculture sector is a solutions provider and is ready to help the Government of Canada deliver on its ambitious economic and environmental commitments.”
The ‘Road to 2050’ will focus on innovation, research and beneficial management practices, representing a practical and proactive approach to tackling climate change. Recommendations will guide government policies and programming directed at Canada’s grains sector.
“We are leveraging the experience and expertise of our industry partners and advisory council to develop climate solutions that unleash the grain sector’s full potential,” says Harpe. “CropLife Canada brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and will be a valuable voice on the ‘Road to 2050.’”
Previously announced industry partners include Corteva Agriscience, Fertilizer Canada and Cereals Canada. GGC continues to announce industry partnerships and looks forward to releasing its ‘Road to 2050’ roadmap in spring 2023.
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