The government of Canada has joined with the U.S. and several other entities as a founding member of the Efficient Fertilizer Consortium (EFC), a public-private partnership aimed at helping farmers minimize the impact of fertilizers on the environment.
Created in late 2022 by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), the EFC funds research to advance enhanced efficiency and novel fertilizer products and practices “that help farmers produce crops while reducing environmental impacts,” said a government release. The partnership represents an approximately $1.3-million commitment over four years from Canada.
The FFAR is a nonprofit organization that builds public-private partnerships to support innovative science that addresses food and agricultural challenges.
As a founding member of the Consortium, Canada will influence the strategic direction and research of the EFC, and joins 11 other members, including the U.S., the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and other international governments, fertilizer companies, crop groups and foundations.
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