Dairy Farmers of Canada unveils steps towards Net Zero by 2050

The new guide was released this week
calendar icon 21 March 2023
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Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) released its Net Zero by 2050 Best Management Practices Guide to Mitigate Emissions on Dairy Farms. The guide will help Canadian dairy farmers contribute to reaching net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, a goal set by DFC last year. 

"Net Zero by 2050 is an important commitment, but generations of Canadian dairy farmers have already shown their engagement towards new practices based on the science and innovation available at this time," said Pierre Lampron, president of Dairy Farmers of Canada. "This generation of dairy farmers is carrying forward these values. The leadership of Canadian dairy farmers in sustainability is bearing fruit. For instance, the carbon footprint of our dairy production is one of the lowest in the world."

DFC's Best Practices Guide has been developed in consultation with experts to help farmers identify and implement best management practices (BMPs) on their farm, including an overview of 30 BMP opportunities for reducing emissions, increasing carbon sequestration, and improving overall environmental sustainability.

DFC is working with GHG reduction specialists, federal and provincial governments, dairy stakeholders, and most importantly, farmers, on strategies that can be applied at the farm level to reduce and sequester emissions as we strive for continuous improvement.

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