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:

  • Developing the online WebBook

  • Creating and strengthening partnerships with the ag industry and all three orders of government

  • Developing the new Habitat & Biodiversity Assessment Tool

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Why do an EFP?

  • Provides education and awareness about your operation

  • Helps identify environmental risks and develops an action plan to mitigate them 

  • Can be used as a planning tool for generational transfer

  • May reduce costs, and/or increases profits through efficiency

  • Can be a requirement for funding, e.g. Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)

  • Improves markets for Alberta grown agri-products

  • Meets a global standard for Sustainable Sourcing

  • May assist in gaining entrance to sustainably sourced food markets 

Learn more about the Alberta EFP! Click the audience type of interest:

"We sell into a global marketplace and those companies demand (an environmental) commitment."

– Terence Hochstein, Potato Growers of Alberta