Are you a certified organic farmer in Canada? Tell us about it!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 22, 2019

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Are you a Certified Organic Farmer in Canada? Please take this survey to contribute to research on the social, environmental, and business motivations of organic producers in Canada. 

This survey, designed by a research team from the University of Guelph, is collecting information on the motivations of Canadian organic farmers to farm organically.

If you are a certified organic farmer and over 18 then you can participate!

Take the Survey here:

https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdBsBwpugMNXXzD


Background information

Organic agriculture is growing fast and that is a good thing! However that also means that the organic movement is evolving. While this is true for all actors in the food sector, this research project focuses on organic producers. Why choose to produce food organically? It is well known that there is a wide range of motivations. But sometimes it seems difficult or even impossible to fulfills all those needs as they can be contradictory! The purpose of this research is to identify motivations for farming organically in Canada and better understand the potential conflicts between social, environmental and business values. 

 

About the Researcher

Screen Shot 2019-02-25 at 10.19.51 AMMarc-Antoine Larrivée and I’m a master student in Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph.

He is a student passionate by the intricate interactions between urban and rural areas, more specifically in regard to agriculture.

Many complex social challenges, either reducing climate change or social inequalities, win to be analyzed under the perspective of city – rural interactions.

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