The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops Meeting Proceedings

May 18, 2017

Summary of Proceedings

The CRSC meeting of May 18 in Toronto had 74 participants, covering most of the membership of the CRSC, plus the governments of Canada, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The focus of the meeting was results of the CRSC work on the metrics platform project, with presentations provided on the regional carbon life-cycle analysis, methodology and preliminary results of the grower survey, and a presentation of a proto-type of the Metrics Platform. Participants were requested to provide detailed feedback on the Metrics Platform prototype and volunteers to review the next iteration.

In addition, updates were provided on partner initiatives: the 4R Program (Fertilizer Canada), the Canadian Field Print Initiative (Pulse Canada) and the National Environmental Farm Plan Steering Committee. In addition, Grains Farmers of Ontario were invited to present a summary of their benchmarking initiative and the Alberta Farm Sustainability Extension working group a summary of their producer self-assessment tool and on-line resource system.

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Carbon Footprint Study
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Canadian Field Print Initiative Update
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4R Nutrient Stewardship Environmental Farm Plan Pilot
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National Environmental Farm Plan Initiative
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SAI Platform Benchmarking
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Development of AFSE Sustainability Self-Assessment
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Photos supplied courtesy of the Canola Council of Canada, Grain Farmers of Ontario, and Syngenta Canada.