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Sustainability index unveiled for agriculture

A coalition of 129 organizations, including agri-food companies, non-governmental organizations, commodity groups and government departments are getting close to defining what is sustainable in Canadian agriculture.

In May, the group unveiled a sustainability index for the country’s agriculture and food sector. The index is a pilot, which will likely evolve into something more permanent.

“The initiative addresses one of the most pressing issues facing humanity: producing food more sustainably — and showing it,” says a news release for the National Index on Agri-Food Performance.

“The work also positions Canada as among the very few nations globally that have developed such a comprehensive approach encompassing an entire economic sector.”

David McInnes has led the effort to create the index since 2020.

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