Sustainability & Sound Science
Canadian grain farmers are natural stewards of our lands. In Canada, grain farms are typically passed down from generation to generation. Over the past few decades, grain farmers have led the way when it comes to innovation and sustainability.
However, the adoption of these technologies is becoming more expensive. Fuel and input costs have also risen dramatically in recent years. Since 1981, yields have increased while net agricultural GHG emissions have fallen 10 per cent.
Since 1981, yields have increased while net agricultural GHG emissions have fallen 10 per cent.
Coming in 2023: The Road to 2050
GGC has committed to developing a practical and proactive pathway to net-zero that focuses on innovation, research and beneficial management practices.
- Boost Productivity
- Enhance Soil Quality
- Improve Carbon Sequestration Potential
Grain Growers of Canada | Road to 2050
“The ‘Road to 2050’ will propose a path forward that focuses on innovation, research and beneficial management practices. This will boost productivity while continuing to enhance soil quality, improving the carbon sequestration potential of crop landand reducing emissions. This decision represents a practical and proactive approach to tackling climate change,”
Andre Harpe, Chair,
Grain Growers of Canada
Why is Road to 2050 needed?
Innovation is the key to the grain sector achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Our roadmap aims to get us there by building:
- A regulatory environment that encourages investment in research and development.
- Access to the newest and best genetics and crop protection products.
- Government partnerships to ensure maximum sustainable production while protecting our wetlands, forests and grasslands