Climate Policies to Accelerate Soil Carbon Capture and Farm Health

Climate change is affecting BC farmers, with associated impacts to food security, community economic development, business risk management programs, and trade and innovation. With some of the oldest farmers in Canada, BC’s farmers also experience some of the lowest incomes in Canada. The Province has an urgent need to encourage both new entrants and existing producers to transition to climate adaptive approaches that support their economic viability in the face of a range of changing conditions.
This project will determine if farmers that adopt agricultural practices that capture carbon in the soil experience better health and relationships than their conventional counterparts, and will identify how provincial and national policies can be more attentive to practices that support soil quality and farmer health overall.

Evelyn Brooke Hayes
Faculty Supervisor: 
John Volpe
British Columbia
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