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Why Do We Need Regenerative Organic Agriculture?

Climate change is a complex problem that requires us to take serious action to reduce greenhouse gas emission and avoid further global temperature rise. Agriculture has a big role to play in the fight against climate change, even though it is currently responsible for approximately 10 percent of Canada’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. To realize this potential we need to significantly alter our food production systems to adapt to the effects of climate change and take action to reduce its impacts. That is what organic regenerative agriculture aims to achieve.

What’s the Difference Between Organic and Regenerative Agriculture (Or is there one?)

There is growing evidence that suggests regenerative and organic agricultural practices offer solutions to the climate issues we are currently facing. This potential has generated discussion around the best approach to harnessing and accelerating these climate benefits.

Organic Council of Ontario Call for Directors

Call for Directors 2022 Position: Director, Organic Council of Ontario Board of Directors Type: Volunteer Start: April, 2022 Term: 2...

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

Within the world of agriculture, there is a new and upcoming terminology: regenerative agriculture. Currently, many companies follow principles of sustainability, but as the climate crisis has made clear, sustainability simply isn’t enough anymore.

Cover Crop Leadership: Findings Show Ontario Is Leading The Way In Cover Crop Adoption

The University of Manitoba recently released the results of their 2020 cover crop feedback project, which includes a wide range of encouraging and insightful information. 

Ontario’s Big In Organic Eaters But Not Growers, New Report Confirms

January 28th, Guelph - The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) has released their 2021 Ontario Organic Market Report published in partnership with the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA).

Organic Climate Solutions Campaign Launched in Ontario

Press Release, Organic Council of Ontario Guelph, Ontario, February 3rd, 2022, The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) has launched its...

OCO Submits 2022 Budget Recommendations to Ontario Government

On January 26th,2022 the Organic Council of Ontario submitted its recommendations for the 2022 provincial budget. See the below letter...

Fruit and Vegetable: Working Towards Regenerative

Canadian weather has always been unpredictable but climate change brings new meaning to the word, with the agriculture industry posed to suffer as a result. Even in the face of such uncertainty, agriculture has the opportunity to not only adapt to the effects of climate change but also reduce its impacts through the regeneration of cultivated land.

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