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Discussion Document for Developing an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy for Ontario

Healthy agricultural soil is a living and dynamic ecosystem, and one of the foundations of life. Read about Ontario's development of a new soil health and conservation strategy.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, for the Province of Ontario is seeking comments on a proposed Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy. Information is available on the Environmental Registry and on OMAFRA's website.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is developing an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy. Specifically, OMAFRA is seeking feedback on a Discussion Document that outlines a draft vision, goals and objectives for the strategy.

Healthy agricultural soils are essential in order to ensure ongoing productivity and competitiveness in Ontario’s agri-food sector as well as food security for the province and the world. Both security of food supply and nutritional quality of foods can, in part, be influenced by soil health.

Soil health, climate change, water quality and food security are all linked together. These issues all reflect our need to evolve toward a sustainable and low-carbon economy. The soil strategy will support agricultural soil management practices that provide economic, environmental and social benefits to Ontario.

Please visit the Environmental Registry link to read over the discussion document and provide your comments before 27 November 2016.