Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
Organization profile published 1983
Year Published: 1983
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2825
Abstract: The CHRISTIAN FARMERS FEDERATION OF ONTARIO (CFFO) is calling for action on "Foodland for the Future", a report examining key issues in agriculture. The report, by B. Kay, a University of Guelph professor, was presented to a conference of academics, civil servants, and farm organization representatives. It identifies five current areas of concern:
- the supply of prime agricultural land in Ontario is decreasing;
- sustained production is no longer assured in the long term;
- the negative environmental impacts of agricultural land-use activities must be minimized if future development of fooldand is to occur in concert with the developemnt of other rural resources.
- research, inventory service and extension activities which are needed to address these issues are dispersed under-funded, poorly co-ordinated, and have insufficient public impact.
On this and many other farm related issues the CFFO endorses small family farms and recognizes the importance of maintaining food production in Canada.