improvements & next steps
All of the improvements and next steps listed in other sections of this report will contribute to resilience of the organic grain sector, including improving collaboration in the organic sector, increasing quality and quantity of organic grain, increasing markets and market access, and supporting transition to organic management. Future programs should try to strengthen the sector even further by improving organic crop insurance programs, better price discovery mechanisms, and the ability to offer higher premiums for farmers during transition with long-term buyer relationships. Future programs should also continue to work towards a common vision for resilience and stability in the Prairie Organic Grain Sector. Having a common vision can help to: Build consensus around how to judge what we are looking for, Communicate with partners and stakeholders about why projects like the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative are needed, Guide development of data collection systems and tools to gather meaningful evidence about the sector, and Assess how well we are doing in terms of building a resilient and stable organic grain sector.
Prairie Organic Grain Initiative Final Evaluation