Alberta Environmental Farm Plan
The Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is a voluntary, whole farm, self-assessment tool that helps producers identify their environmental risks and develop plans for mitigation. It was designed for farmers, by farmers. This convenient tool allows producers to log current environmental stewardship practices and access funding to make on-farm improvements.
ARECA has been delivering the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) on behalf of the Government of Alberta since 2013.
Under ARECA’s leadership Alberta EFP has been successful in:
Enables farmers access to on-farm stewardship funding
Gain and retain market access for sustainably sourced food
Helps farmers identify and mitigate environmental risks which increasing operational efficiency
Protect water, air, and soil quality
Leave a healthy and productive farm for the next generation
“We sell into a global marketplace and those companies demand (an environmental) commitment.” – Terence Hochstein, Potato Growers of Alberta
“We did an Environmental Farm plan when they first came out and when we make ranch changes today, we still go back and reference that workbook.” – Sean McGrath, Vermilion Farmer