The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are pleased to welcome Corteva Agriscience Canada and Fertilizer Canada as partners on the Road to 2050 climate solution initiative.
Fertilizer Canada’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship is a key pillar of the initiative.
The Road to 2050 climate initiative will issue recommendations intended to guide government policies and programming directed at Canada’s grains sector. The recommendations will reflect farmers’ priorities, offering feasible and effective pathways to achieve net-zero emissions.
Bryce Eger, president of Corteva Agriscience Canada, says they believe climate positive agriculture is the way forward, where collective actions and commitments create a stronger and more productive food system.
“Canadian farmers know that agriculture has the power to transform our planet’s environmental, economic and social health so that we can continue to feed the world while supporting the very resources that make it all possible. Industry collaborations like these are critical to ensuring the industry’s resiliency and success,” says Eger.
“At Fertilizer Canada, we know it is not enough to talk about how we want the world to be; we have to take action to make that world a reality,” says Karen Proud, president and CEO of Fertilizer Canada. “Canada has an innovative, science-based fertilizer industry that has been helping producers reduce environmental impacts while maximizing economic outcomes for over a decade.”
With global food insecurity on the rise, Fertilizer Canada’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source at the Right Rate, Right Time, and Right Place) aims to balance the need to grow more food with the impact of climate change by increasing agricultural productivity while mitigating impacts on the environment.
“Fertilizer Canada’s work on 4R Nutrient Stewardship has helped increase adoption of practical solutions to improve on-farm sustainability,” says Andre Harpe, GGC Chair. “Their passion for innovation has helped farmers achieve meaningful emissions reductions and promoted a vision for a prosperous future for our sector.”
Fertilizer Canada represents manufacturers, wholesalers and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers.