:. top 5 reasons
• improving farm health and safety
• building acceptance of the operation among neighbours and the public
• increasing personal satisfaction and knowledge
• adding value to the farm property
• agricultural sustainability
:. other important reasons
• to reduce farm inputs like herbicides, insecticides, fertilizers and fuel.
• to demonstrate to the public, governments, regulators, lenders and/or investors that you are managing your environmental risks.
• to increase your understanding of your legal requirements related to environmental issues.
• to identify what you are already doing well and pinpoint where improvements could be made.
Sustaining production, managing risks, providing a healthy landscape for the next generation, and maintaining market access. These are just a few of the reasons for creating an EFP.
Maintaining a healthy environment is essential to the success of Alberta's agricultural producers. The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) process helps you identify and address environmental risks and opportunities in your operation.
Protecting water resources and air quality, preserving soil and biodiversity is the key to environmentally sustainable production of crops and livestock and a healthy and productive landscape for the next generation.
Pairing environment stewardship with agricultural production is also crucial in marketing our agricultural products. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety and quality of the food they eat, as well as how that food is grown/raised. Our reputation for producing good food in an environmentally sustainable way positions Alberta to compete in world markets.