Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Tracking Survey Results

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The 2018 Environmentally Sustainability Agriculture Tracking Survey Final Report is now available. This survey measures Alberta producers’ awareness of, and their adoption of environmentally sustainable agriculture (ESA) practices with eight agri-environmental risk areas.

In January 2018, 500 farmers and ranchers across Alberta answered a telephone survey about the use of ESA practices on their operations, their awareness and use of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) decision making support tools and resources. For the first time, the survey also asked their perspective and attitudes towards sustainability and industry-led sustainability initiatives.

Every two years AF sponsors a farm-level survey to track changes in adoption of ESA practices in the province. The survey results provide valuable information about its progress in Alberta and helps AF efforts to improve these programs and activities to encourage producers to adopt ESA practices.

Find more information on AF’s Environmental Stewardship webpage.

Source: The Alberta Agriculture and Forestry