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Alberta Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture (AESA) Program

Alberta’s agriculture production and processing industry have made important progress in environmental stewardship over the last decade. Processors, farmers and ranchers have initiated environmentally sustainable projects to improve water and soil quality through Previous Canada-Alberta Environmental Initiatives. Industry and environmental organization in Alberta agree there is a need to continue, improve and expand these efforts to protect Alberta’s environment.

The AESA Program and AESA Council grew out of stakeholder consultations in the winter of 1995/96. Those consultations showed the need for targeted environmental programming in agricultural production and processing.

  • Published: May 1998
  • Updated: Sep 2010
  • Objective: The AESA Program is a long-term, provincially funded program to facilitate the continued development and adoption of management practices and technologies that make agricultural production and processing more environmentally sustainable.
  • Agencies: Land Stewardship Centre of Canada
  • Site: landstewardship.org