Organic sector asks for targets

Canadian Organic Growers (COG) has partnered with the Canadian Organic Trade Association and the Organic Federation of Canada to develop an Organic Action Plan. Recommendation 1.1 in the plan is setting “national targets for organic growth,” including farm area and the number of farmers.

“We’re seeing interest both at the government level, but certainly on the ground. Conventional farmers are starting to look at what organic farmers are doing. How are they growing crops without all these inputs? How can I reduce my input costs … by implementing some of those practices?”