The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops Meeting Proceedings
April 22, 2021 and April 23, 2021
The virtual meeting of April 22nd, 2021 featured a presentation of the preliminary feedback from the consulations on the draft Responsible Grain voluntrary Code of Practice. Following from these consultations, the CRSC Steering Committee has developed an approach for moving forward. Links to the preliminary feedback presentation and the Next Steps material is provided below.
The virtual meeting of April 23, 2021 featured presentations of Canadian and international sustainability initiatives that are relevant to CRSC work.
Environment and Climate Change Canada - Species at Risk Conservation Action Plan
a multi-partnerPlease use the following link to access the presentation: http://metrics.sustainablecrops.ca/home/datacollection/17
The Canadian Agri-Food Sustainability Initiative (CASI)
CASI is a project led by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) to build a platform to share information on individual farm certification/assurance systems. A summary of this initiative to assist producers to proactively meet existing and emerging requests for evidence of sustainability practices in food and ingredient production was presented.Please use the following link to access the presentation: http://metrics.sustainablecrops.ca/home/datacollection/17
Canada’s Agri-Food Sustainability Index
The Canadian Sustainability Index was conceived as a result of the Canada 2020 dialogue on the Canada brand for agriculture and food products. A presentation of the work plan for this index, which is intended to be comprised of selected indicators spanning the environment, health and food safety, well-being and economic viability, was provided.Please use the following link to access the presentation: http://metrics.sustainablecrops.ca/home/datacollection/17
EU Farm to Fork Strategy and Canadian Engagement
The European Union has announced their Farm to Fork strategy, with significant goals to change their agriculture production practices. The Government of Canada has developed an EU Advocacy Strategy, and this strategy and their approach in their interactions with the EU was presented. AAFC_approach_to_EUs_Farm_to_Fork_Strategy.pdf
The following is a list of EU initiatives as they move the Farm to Fork Strategy forward. F2F_list_of_initiatives.pdf
UN Food Systems Summit