Influencing Policy

BC farmers are stakeholders and allies in Canada’s climate change mitigation efforts. Reducing on-farm emissions will contribute to the country’s ability to meet climate targets and help secure a sustainable agricultural sector. We are committed to supporting farmer-led, practical climate solutions and management strategies.

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Current FarmFolk CityFolk Board of Directors member, Dan Straker

As a founding and coordinating member of the national Farmers for Climate Solutions (FCS) coalition, we are involved in federal climate-agriculture initiatives and policy recommendations. Our focus includes championing climate-friendly farmers in BC and recommending practices, such as crop covering and rotational grazing, that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon, and conserve on-farm ecosystems.

Agricultural climate solutions are emerging thanks to the work of Canadian farmers. To build sustainable farming communities and food security, we need to engage decision-makers in the development and reconstruction of agricultural policies that support and promote equitable on-farm management strategies.

Our team of experts continuously creates opportunities for dialogue with multiple levels of government and removes barriers for the country’s agricultural sector.