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Climate Change - What Does It Mean For Maritime Farms

Wednesday, November 28, 11:15 AM - 12:15 AM   

What would happen if agriculture held the keys to turning back the clock on our changing climate? Are farmers well positioned and prepared to reduce GHG emissions and sequester carbon? Prince Edward Island has been encouraging Island farmers/landowners to provide ecosystem services for the “public good” through a program called Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS). Farmers/landowners are incentivized for stewardship practices, many of which relate to reducing the impacts of climate change.  Participants will learn about the challenging balance of regulations vs. incentive and how, going forward, the ALUS program could be a useful tool for farmers wanting to adapt to climate change friendly practices that reduce GHG emissions and sequester carbon.