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Text: Agricultural Climate Solutions
Narrator: Farmers and scientists know the impacts of floods, droughts, and fires…
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… which are becoming more frequent.
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Climate change is one of our greatest challenges.
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But there are solutions, and the Canadian government has set a clear goal…
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… to cut emissions by more than 30% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.
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Text: Farmers are stewards of the land
Indeed, farmers are stewards of the land, and in collaboration with Canadian scientists, they are well-positioned to provide some of these solutions.
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Text: Agricultural Climate Solutions Program
It’s why the Agricultural Climate Solutions Program was developed…
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… a new program to help harness the natural power of the soil to store carbon and keep it out of the atmosphere. It will help develop effective, practical, and economic solutions…
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… to help combat climate change.
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Text: Funding for on-farm initiatives
Agricultural Climate Solutions will use the same collaborative on-farm approach used by the Living Laboratories initiative.
Text: Living Labs collaborative approach
It will create collaboration hubs, including researchers, agricultural associations, farmers, environmental organizations, Indigenous groups, and others. This collaboration will lead to the co-development and sharing of sustainable farming practices.
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These practices have the potential to trap and store carbon on farms…
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… reduce greenhouse gasses, improve water and soil quality, and protect the diversity of soil organism, plants, and animals on farms.
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Because of this unique on-farm approach, environmentally-friendly innovations suited for today’s agriculture can be tested and deployed quickly to farms across Canada.
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Be part of a powerful nation-wide network that will deliver the right solutions across the country to help farms and Canadians.
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This program is for agriculture industry associations, not-for-profit environmental organizations including cooperatives, and Indigenous groups who are working in collaboration with producers.
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Text: Grant application deadline: June 15, 2021
The deadline for grant funding applications is June 15, 2021.
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Be a part of Agricultural Climate Solutions. Apply today. Learn more at: agr.gc.ca/agriculturalclimatesolutions