The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture is searching for ways to transfer more farms from one generation to the next as fewer young people are getting into the farming business.
Older farmers in the province who want to retire are often unable to find people […]
Soil Association Report Feeding the future: How organic farming can help feed the world
Ensuring food security in a future which will have constrained resources, and which will be feeling the effects of climate change, is one of the thorniest issues facing policy makers today. The natural resource base upon which agriculture depends, soils, water and biodiversity, is being […]
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada
Organic farming, in general, is more profitable than conventional farming. This is the conclusion of a paper published by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization in 2009. The author, Noémi Nemes, examined the results of more than fifty studies that compared the economics of organic and conventional agriculture.In the […]
by Allison Finnamore Farm Credit Canada
The changes, it says, are intended to strengthen livestock and poultry traceability in Canada. CFIA says the changes would increase rapid response time to disease outbreaks and natural disasters, like […]