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Farmers are intimately connected to their land. Literally. And they have no shortage of imagination when it comes to understanding the health of their soil. Case in point: the underwear test! Bury a pair of cotton underpants in different types of fields for 60 days to better understand the biological activity in the soil. 
Actualité - 29 June 2021 - Tag : Climate agriculture, soils
By Nadine Bachand, Senior Analyst for Climate Agriculture, Équiterre Quebecers are prepared to pay millions of dollars to help our farmers reduce their pesticide use, says a recent survey conducted by a team from the Université du Québec en Outaouais. Now we need to understand that the problem goes much deeper. The good news from the study is that there is a real appetite...
Actualité - 15 March 2021 - Tag : Climate agriculture, soils
To ensure our food security in the context of the climate crisis, we need resilient farms that can sustain us all into the future. But it’s no secret that Canadian agriculture is facing significant challenges. Though production and productivity have improved dramatically over recent decades, herbicide and pesticide resistance is growing, soils are degrading and the...
Actualité - 26 February 2021 - Tag : Climate agriculture, climate crisis
Équiterre and its partner Greenbelt Foundation have released a new report that shows how healthy soils could save our country’s agriculture from the impacts of climate change and allow Canadian farmers to play an even larger role in fighting the climate crisis.  
Actualité - 25 February 2021 - Tag : Climate agriculture, soils
In the context of the climate crisis and the pandemic, which have thrown the fragility of our food systems into sharp relief, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), André Lamontagne, unveiled Quebec’s Plan d’agriculture durable (PAD – Sustainable Agriculture Plan) on October 22, 2020. Équiterre was present for the announcement, welcoming...
Actualité - 22 October 2020 - Tag : Agricultural policy, Climate agriculture
As farmers deal with the daunting challenges caused by climate change, the growing loss of cultivable land and a global pandemic, our agricultural systems must be rebuilt so that they can better adapt to and overcome future crises in order to guarantee our food security. We must help our farmers build more resilience into our agricultural systems.
Actualité - 2 September 2020 - Tag : Climate agriculture, Sustainable agriculture
Across the country, extreme summer weather – including severe droughts, hail storms and rainfall – has combined with the coronavirus pandemic to take a serious toll on Canada’s agriculture, leaving many of Canada’s 270,000 farmers in crisis. The good news: solutions exist to make Canada’s food supply more resilient to both challenges.
Communiqué - 19 August 2020 - Tag : Agriculture, Climate agriculture
Farmers are bearing the brunt of the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change. According to Agriculture Canada, the increased frequency of extreme climate events like droughts, floods and severe storms could have devastating effects on crop yields.
Actualité - 2 April 2020 - Tag : Climate agriculture, soil