"INNOVATION SUPPORTED BY RESEARCH"
Led by the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture (NLFA), NL Living Lab is carried out in collaboration with farmers across the province and in partnership with Memorial University (Grenfell), Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Focused on farmers needs,
the NL Living Lab involves farmers at every step. Farmers contribute knowledge, experience, testing proposed innovations that can strengthen their bottom line while helping the environment.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
This innovation cycle begins with identifying the needs of farmers. Supported by research, partners co-develop and test solutions in real world condition to
facilitate on-farm adoption of practices and technologies to mitigate climate change.
ABOUT THE NL LIVING LAB
The Agricultural Climate Solutions approach to the NL Living Lab project starts from the ground up, while focusing on carbon sequestration and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) were developed and focused on climate change practices that would meet farmers' needs while benefiting the environment.
"We respectfully acknowledge the land on which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, whose culture has now been erased forever. We also acknowledge the island of Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland) as the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi'kmaq. And we acknowledge Labrador as the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Innu of Nitassinan, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut, and the Inuit of NunatuKavut. We recognize all First Peoples who were here before us, those who live with us now, and the seven generations to come. As First Peoples have done since time immemorial, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land and to respect the cultures, ceremonies, and traditions of all who call it home. As we open our hearts and minds to the past, we commit ourselves to working in a spirit of truth and reconciliation to make a better future for all."