We use 40 percent of the Earth's land surface for farming. That means our farming practices determine the health of almost half the earth’s landbase.
As the world navigates threats to global food security, and works to drive down carbon emissions at the same time, it’s never been more important to examine these farming practices and ensure they’re the most effective ones available to us. British Columbia is in an excellent position to lead Canada - and the world - in identifying and scaling those practices.
Regenerative agriculture, a set of techniques that promotes soil health and biodiversity, is emerging as one of the solutions BC can lead the country in developing and scaling.
That’s why CityAge and the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food are coming together to further outline the potential of regenerative farming on December 6.
We will explore the concept of regenerative agriculture, the practices that might be considered regenerative, and its scalability.
Anchor Welcome and Introduction
Opening Presentation by: Cristine Morgan, Chief Scientific Officer, Soil Health Institute
Presentation by: Stan Loewen, Director, Vice Chair, Terralink Horticulture Inc.
Panel 1: What is Regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture includes a variety of practices that promote soil health and biodiversity. This session will explore the concept of regenerative farming and the opportunity to adopt it widely in BC. Should we decide on a definition of regenerative agriculture? How do we communicate its potential?
Panel 2: Scaling Regenerative Agriculture with Agtech
What does it mean to scale regenerative agriculture? Can farmers practice regenerative farming and stay profitable? This session will explore how agtech can help scale regenerative practices and how we can tap into Canada’s agtech ecosystem to move forward.