Researchers receive $3.76M in federal funding for greener agriculture

Three University of Alberta scientists will take their greenhouse gas reduction research to the next level, thanks to an infusion of funding announced today by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food.

The funding will exceed $3.76 million and supports the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), which will create technologies, practices and processes that can be adopted by farmers to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, agriculture is the fourth largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

The three funded projects, in the faculties of science and agricultural, life and environmental sciences, will help farmers decrease greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, simultaneously helping the environment and the land on which they live and work.

“Canadian farmers are great stewards of the land and the environment,” said MacAulay. “These new investments are part of the government’s commitment to address climate change and ensuring our farming sector are world leaders in the use and development of clean and sustainable technology and processes.” Read more about New Research Funding.