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APAS Prairie Agriculture Carbon Summit - Growing Sustainability

15 Jun 2017 4:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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 story.

​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 can provide.

​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.

​​Discussion Topics

  • 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

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