Ecological, regenerative and climate-friendly farming practices help farmers mitigate climate change through reduced greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration. These practices help farmers become more resilient in the face of a changing climate, through improvements to soil health and on-farm biodiversity.
EFAO supports farmers in mitigating and adapting to climate change through a variety of farmer-led programs and activities.
As a founding member of the Farmers for Climate Solutions coalition, EFAO advocates for policies that can help to accelerate emissions reduction on Canadian farms. Through ongoing educational events, the EFAO Conference, and initiatives like the Small Grains Program & the Farm Resilience Mentorship Program, EFAO facilitates farmer-to-farmer education, and supports the implementation of ecological farming practices. Research such as the Living Lab – Ontario project and Farmer-Led Research Program enable Ontario farmers to identify the most effective ways to implement more climate-friendly farming practices on a wide variety of Ontario farms.
From the Blog
Read about Ken Laing’s Living Lab-Ontario project that innovated ways to reduce tillage for organic vegetable production.
Read about Brett Israel’s Living Lab-Ontario project that innovated ways to reduce tillage for organic field crop production.
Small Grains Program Receives $1.9M Grant to Support Farmers to Diversify Crop Rotations and Build Soil Health
Guelph – The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) has been selected as one of eight organizations that will receive funding from The Weston Family Soil Health Initiative this year, to support its work to promote more adaptive and resilient agricultural...
An adapted EOV for mosaic landscapes by Thorsten Arnold But when I consider that the nobler animals have been exterminated here -the cougar, panther, lynx, wolverine, wolf, bear, moose, deer, the beaver,the turkey, etc., etc. - I cannot but feel as if I lived...