Environment & Science
Canadian agriculture occupies a large and important part of the Canadian
environment. The farm community is the chief steward and manager of
extensive natural resources, owner and architect of much of the landscape
and protector of a precious soil resource. In its concern for the environmental
fabric of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture believes that great
importance should be placed on measures of environmental management to
ensure maintenance of land resources which provide food for the people of
Canada and a large part of the world's population.
There is a growing awareness in Canada of the relationship between
agricultural production and environmental issues. As stewards of the land,
Canadian farmers are aware of their responsibilities to the environment and
are taking positive steps to ensure the environmental sustainability of their
Canadian farmers are leaders in sustainable agricultural practices. Canadian
farmers have a history of being proactive in developing and adopting
techniques to benefit the Canadian environment.
The CFA recommends that the government of Canada invest more financial
resources to facilitate information and technology transfer.
To read the entire environment policy statement, please download the CFA Policy Manual.