Grain Growers of Canada’s ‘Road to 2050’ reaches new milestone, announces Expert Advisory Council

December 1, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – As the ‘Road to 2050’ continues to build momentum, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are proud to announce the assembly of the climate solutions initiative’s Expert Advisory Council

“The Grain Growers of Canada are committed to being a sustainability leader,” says GGC Chair Andre Harpe from his farm in Alberta’s Peace Country. “Through experience, we know that good leaders are often productive facilitators. We are proud to bring together experts from inside and outside the agriculture sector to develop a holistic pathway to zero emissions by 2050 that is realistic and practical for Canadian grain farmers.”

Comprised of leading experts from across the country, the Expert Advisory Council reflects the diverse landscape of Canadian agriculture. It includes representatives from Canada’s crop commissions, academia, industry and environmental non-government organizations. The formation of the Expert Advisory Council marks a milestone for the ‘Road to 2050’ as it signifies the coalescence of the grains sector around practical sustainability solutions.

The newly formed Council has already begun work with René Drolet Consulting Services to provide insights through the provision of related research material, expertise and industry knowledge.

“There are exciting things to come,” explains Harpe. “Canada’s grain sector is ready to take on this challenge and interested observers can look forward to our ‘Road to 2050’ report early next year.”

The ‘Road to 2050’ climate solutions initiative will propose a path that focuses on innovation, research, and beneficial management practices, that will reduce emissions, while feeding a growing world population. The roadmap will issue recommendations intended to guide government policies and programming directed at Canada’s grains sector.

This announcement comes on the heels of previously announced industry partnerships with Corteva Agriscience, Fertilizer Canada, and Cereals Canada.


For more information:

Hayley Stacey
Communications Consultant
P: (204)804-3333

Grain Growers of Canada provides a strong national voice for over 90,000 active and successful grain, oilseed and pulse producers through its 15 provincial, regional and national grower groups. Our mission and mandate are to pursue a policy environment that maximizes global competitiveness and to influence federal policy on behalf of independent Canadian grain farmers and their associations.