Fertilizer Canada (formerly Canadian Fertilizer Institute) is an industry association representing manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers.
The goals of this project included developing implementation strategies for farmer adoption of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship system and NERP that will generate quantifiable and verifiable GHG reductions; recognizing and advocating for farmers within their community and watershed stakeholders and identifying and evaluating the ecological goods and services as well as the social and economic impacts for the 4R Nutrient Stewardship system.
To achieve these goals, the project:
The Nitrous Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol (NERP) is intended to reduce on-farm emissions of nitrous oxide in a quantifiable, credible and verifiable way that would allow farmers to earn carbon credits.
ERA funded this project through the Biological GHG Management Program, administered by Alberta Innovates.