$27 Million Committed to Extending Ag Greenhouse Gases Program

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was in Montreal on Wednesday to announce $27 million to extend the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program for another five years.

The research program is aimed at helping farmers find ways to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, with funding now extended until 2021.

The AGGP was first launched in 2010 as part of Canada’s commitment to support the objectives of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, which was formed at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009.

“Canadian farmers are great stewards of the land,” said MacAulay in a statement. “We are committed to helping them respond to climate change with investments that will make the agricultural sector a world leader in the development and use of clean and sustainable technology and practices.”

The initial AGGP, from 2010 to 2016, provided $21 million for 18 projects done by universities, provincial governments, research institutions and conservation groups. These projects included research on the impact of controlled tile drainage, the impact of feed production systems on GHG emissions, the impact of shelterbelts and estimates of methane emissions from non-confinement beef production systems (you can read AAFC’s evaluation of the original AGGP program here.)

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