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Data Sources and Methods for the Soil and Water Quality Indicators for Agriculture


The Soil and Water Quality Indicators for Agriculture are a part of the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program, which provides data and information to track Canada’s performance on key environmental sustainability issues.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC’s) Environmental Sustainability of Canadian Agriculture: Agri-Environmental Indicator Report Series, Report #3, presents indicators measuring the agriculture and agri-food sector's environmental performance for soil, water and air quality, farm land management, and resource use efficiency in the food and beverage industries. Results from multiple agri-environmental indicators related to soil, water, and air quality have been incorporated into agri-environmental performance indices to simplify the presentation of overall environmental performance. The indices are presented to draw broad, national-level observations on the status and trends of the agri-environmental sustainability of the agriculture and agri-food sector. Regional variation is explicitly discussed within the report’s chapters.

For more information about AAFC’s report on the Environmental Sustainability of Canadian Agriculture, visit Agri-Environmental Indicator Report Series, Report #3.