Landscape Approach: Engaging Farmers on Continuous Improvement
Using a landscape approach to demonstrate economic profitability of sustainability practices on-farm.
- 2019 – 2021
- Canada, US
- Barley, Canola, Oats, Potato, and others
Farmers and agricultural-sourcing companies continue to struggle with duplication and misalignment when trying to communicate and demonstrate sustainability on the farm as a whole.
With the vast majority of farms in Canada and the United States rotating multiple crops, this project aims to help reduce that duplicity by demonstrating how industry can use a harmonized approach and measurement to benchmark sustainability of farmers who are growing the same crops in rotation, within a given region.
- Align sustainability goals/targets across field crop rotation commodities;
- Demonstrate value of sustainability and enhanced crop management practices to farmers in a region;
- Develop a farmer/advisor group to focus on specific enhancements that benefit farms supplying our members.