Crops & Food Supply

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Webinar: Observations of Climate-Related Impacts to High Latitude and Elevation Forests

Observations of Climate-Related Impacts to High Latitude and Elevation Forests (Northwest Territories and Rocky Mountain National Parks) Thursday, January 19th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Presenter: Roger Brett (Forest Health Supervising Technician, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre) There is an ongoing warming trend occurring in Canada and historic climate records indicate […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Event: Dispersed Adaptation to Climate Change

Check out this upcoming event in Victoria, and live webcast for those in other locations: ‘Dispersed Adaptation’ to Climate Change: The Heritage Potato Crop-Climate Project Wednesday, November 30th 3:30 pm Room 002, University House 1, University of Victoria, 2489 Sinclair Rd Climate change threatens Canadian and global food security. Heritage varieties are disappearing at an […]

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Call for Proposals -  2017 Ontario Climate Symposium at York University

Call for Proposals – 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium at York University

The Ontario Climate Consortium Secretariat is in the planning stages for the 2017 Ontario Climate symposium, taking place at York University on May 11th and 12th. Given year-over-year growth in attendance and overall interest in our flagship annual event, we are moving to a two-day format to provide more space for conversation and engagement with […]

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Two New Adaptation Projects in the Okanagan

Two New Adaptation Projects in the Okanagan

The Okanagan Regional Adaptation Strategies plan was released in July and the first two projects are underway to strengthen the agriculture sector’s resilience to climate change in the region. 1) Agriculture Drought Status Outreach Project As summers become warmer and drier, agricultural water users have a growing need for timely and accurate information about the status of local […]

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Free Webinar: Drought in BC

Free Webinar: Drought in BC

Dealing with Drought – What Communities Need to Know Presented by: The BC Provincial Government Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources August 11th, 2016 1:30 – 2:30 pm The drought of 2015 was the most severe in recent memory and impacted many communities across the province. Water suppliers were scrambling to manage water supplies […]

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Report: Bees Key Contributor to BC's Economy

Report: Bees Key Contributor to BC’s Economy

A new report outlines the important contributions that bees make to B.C.’s economy. This report commissioned by Vancity Credit Union and was prepared by Mark Winston, Professor at Simon Fraser University, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Dialogue, and also co-founder of ACT. The report, Sweet Deal: The value of bees to British Columbia’s economy, […]

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What do young farmers in East Africa need to adapt to climate change?

What do young farmers in East Africa need to adapt to climate change?

A new research project, focusing on young farmers responding to climate change in East Africa, has some interesting results. This project comes from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, and is led by researchers from the University of Arizona. The project is called Youth Decision Making in Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation.  […]

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