The information provided in this directive is intended as guidance and is subject to revisions as learnings and new information come forward as part of a commitment to continuous improvement.
The 4R Certification standards were created by the 4R Ontario Steering Committee in close collaboration with the Nutrient Stewardship Council, the Ohio Agri-Business Association and The Fertilizer Institute in the U.S. to ensure alignment between cross-border efforts to implement 4R Nutrient Stewardship and minimize nutrient losses under the 4R Certification Program.
From 2012 to 2016, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) funded Fertilizer Canada’s project “Utilizing 4R Nutrient Stewardship to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the application of fertilizer and other Crop Nutrients” under the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGGP), delivering research and extension of 4R Nutrient Stewardship as a framework to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
The Canadian 4R Research Network, a group of nine leading Canadian researchers, are collecting agronomic data which demonstrates the benefits of 4R Nutrient Stewardship to improve farmer economics, feeding the world, and protecting the environment. The findings are a result of $1.1 million in funding towards the Fertilizer Canada’s (formerly the Canadian Fertilizer Institute’s) project […]
This document constitutes a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and Fertilizer Canada, which benefits small-holder farmers in developing countries and will support the achievement of key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.