Fruit and Vegetable: OCO Examines Regenerative Agriculture Certification in Ontario Context

Originally published December 01/2020 by Fruit and Vegetable

The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in fall 2019 to evaluate regenerative certification and verification programs in an Ontario context. Titled the “Regenerative programs and incentives feasibility study,” the OCO study aims to:

  • determine if there’s a market for certifications;
  • identify benefits and barriers for large and small-scale producers to obtaining certification; and
  • explore incentives to encourage producers to pursue certification.

The most recent regenerative certification program OCO has examined is the Savory Institute’s Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV). EOV certification involves a Savory Institute-accredited surveyor visiting a participating farm, noting the farm’s current ecological baseline and what is possible as determined by a comparative reference area, and continuous monitoring of the farmland to see what improvements are made…

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