OFA supports the preservation of farmland and water resources through advocating for provincial land use policy. OFA and its affiliated county federations of agriculture have long established interests in land use planning and advocating for the protection of agriculture as the highest and best use of our province’s arable land. Land capable of supporting agricultural activity ensures a safe, sustainable supply of food, fuel and fibre for Ontario.
OFA signed a pair of pledges with the Food and Water First initiative and the Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) in an effort to further support the commitment to protect and preserve Ontario’s productive farmland and water resources. OFA understands the importance of productive land and clean water to a farmer’s livelihood which is why the organization continues to make every effort to preserve the land and water that will sustain us now and for future generations.
Ontario farmers are proud to cultivate some of the most fertile and productive soils in the world and OFA fervently believes that all Ontarians benefit from the economic and environmental benefits productive land and water bring to our province.
OFA has a proud history of working with like-minded organizations on research, education and policy development to further strengthen and protect Ontario farmland. Without the preservation of farmland and water resources, there won’t be a future for food, fibre or fuel production in Ontario.
OFA believes that the highest and best use of our arable land is for agriculture. Land capable of supporting agricultural activity is a strategic non-renewable resource worthy of preserving as it ensures a safe, sustainable supply of food, fibre and fuel for Ontario, Canada and the world.