Federal government supports Alberta Beef Producers-led collaborative Living Labs project
From the Alberta Beef Producers’ 2022 press release:
Ducks Unlimited Canada is one-of-16 partners working on this project. The project team hopes to recruit approximately 50 beef, forage, and cropping producers as core participants, including feedlots and Indigenous communities.
Project participants will be primarily located in three geographical regions: the Peace region, Edmonton/Central region, and Lethbridge region.
The project team will work directly with producers to develop and implement on-farm beneficial management practices (BMPs) that help to store carbon and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
“Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is excited to be a partner on this Living Labs project. Its focus on a collaborative, innovative approach to BMPs, conservation and agricultural advancements while applying sound scientific solutions to our environmental challenges, is proactive and intelligent. The Living Labs team is a collective group of well-rounded industry leaders, along with farmers and ranchers, who share a vision for beneficial outcomes for the agricultural sector, independent land managers and all Albertans.” – Craig Bishop, Senior Lead, Agriculture, DUC.
Other partners include agriculture commissions, Indigenous communities, NGOs, research institutions, and private industry.
The desired outcome will be to develop practical systems-based approaches that work on-farm, increasing adoption of BMPs by producers.
Read the full Press Release