Farmers have always been working hard to protect the land and environment they work in, and now McGill University is trying to make it easier and more cost-effective to do so.

The Agriculuture Green House Gases Program (AGGP) has provided $2.9 million for two McGill University projects aimed at reducing green house gas emissions cause by water and fertilizer use in agriculture. The AGGP is intended to help the agriculture industry deal with climate change, as well as improve soil and water conservation.

Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food says, "The Government of Canada continues to invest in research with partners like McGill University in order to provide our farmers with the best strategies for adapting to climate change and for producing more quality food for a growing population, while keeping agriculture clean and sustainable."

The money will enable the unviersity to develop policies and new practices for water managment systems. It will also be used to monitor the impact on soils by using municipal biosolids as fertilizers in three different Canadian climate zones.

These projects will provide farmers with cost-effective managment practices to help minimize green house gas emissions.