Prof to Address House of Commons on Agricultural Issues

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A University of Guelph professor has been invited to recommend how the federal government can help the Canadian agricultural sector better adjust to effects of climate change, and better address water and soil conservation.

Naresh Thevathasan will address the standing committee on agriculture and agri-food Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m. He will discuss the role of trees in agricultural land-use systems and mitigation of climate change impacts.

A professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, Thevathasan leads a $1.7-million agricultural greenhouse gas agroforestry project funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.