July 13-14, 2017
Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre
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We have to tell our own story
Our world faces dual challenges, addressing climate change,
and providing food security for a growing population. We need to reduce
or offset GHG emissions, while producing 70% more food by 2050.
Agriculture plays a significant role in sequestering carbon
on the landscape and has the potential to play an even greater role in
providing the solution to carbon and GHG emissions. We have to tell our own
The APAS Carbon summit will bring together agricultural
producers, researchers, government policy makers and the society at large
to explore and discuss the role that agricultural practices currently play in
the greenhouse gas balance, and the exciting potential that new technologies
We will also be investigating how public policy can
recognize these contributions and design policy to maximize potential research
and uptake into new technologies and management practices.
The summit will also discuss and identify knowledge gaps
that need to be addressed.
- The current state of carbon pricing and
exchange schemes in Canada
- The history of carbon sequestration in prairie
cropland (Sask Soil Conservation)
- Research on Sequestration in Pastures and Forage
- Fertilizer Management and Nutrient cycles
- Presentations on new plant genomics and the
potential for increased carbon sequestration and management on the landscape.
- Economics of Carbon Taxes and offsets