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.
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Advocating for agricultural policies and programs that help farmers mitigate and adapt to climate change, and support the spread of low-input, low-emissions agricultural systems.
Leslie Moskovits and her partner Jeff Boesch operate Cedar Down Farm, a 6-acre market garden located outside of Neustadt. The farm is a certified organic year-round operation, growing a variety of vegetables in fields and greenhouses.
Brent Preston and his wife Gillian Flies have been running a certified organic farm in Creemore, Ontario, for over 15 years.
Written by Victoria Lesy, Matt Orton, Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Nicole Unterlander, Abigail Van Reisen from the Arrell Food Institute, University of Guelph; in collaboration with Thorsten Arnold, Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario. This story is part of a...