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The Foundation invests in enhancing understanding of the Greenbelt’s invaluable natural and economic systems. We collaborate with experts, and undertake and fund research and analysis that helps ensure the long term health and prosperity of the Greenbelt, with a particular focus on the Greenbelt’s agricultural system, natural heritage system, rural economies, and the implementation of the Greenbelt Plan itself.

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Evaluation of Best Approaches to Improve Agricultural Soil Health in Canada

Canadian farmers can both reduce the impacts of climate change on agricultural production and reduce emissions by adopting practices that improve soil health and have economic benefits like improving water holding capacity, nutrient use efficiency and yield consistency. Existing federal, provincial and local government policies and industry initiatives support practice change, but need improvement and innovation to be more effective in supporting and increasing adoption.

This project aims to summarize the science on soil health practices, document the programs, policies and initiatives in place targeting soil health, identify innovative and successful policies, assess the extent of adoption, summarize the barriers to adoption, and identify improvements to policies that would support accelerated practice changes to benefit soil health. Recommendations would be proposed in all areas.

Extension for proposal submission - new deadline April 14th, 2020

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