National | Media Release

NFU’s Darrin Qualman named to Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Advisory Committee

Saskatoon, SK— Monday, December 12th the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the launch of consultations to develop a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS) in collaboration with a diversity of partners. The intent of the Strategy is to support farmers while building the sustainable agricultural sector.

The process will include public consultations, targeted workshops and an Advisory Committee comprised of industry experts, including producers and representatives of associations and non-governmental organizations.

The NFU’s Director of Climate Crisis Policy and Action, Darrin Qualman, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee. Darrin will bring deep expertise on agricultural policy and farmer-led sustainability solutions in agriculture.

The overarching and integrated strategy will focus on five priority issues – soil health, climate adaptation and resilience, water, climate change mitigation, and biodiversity.

As part of the consultation process, a discussion document is now available for comment. Consultations run until March 31, 2023.