Crops & Food Supply
A steady increase in summer temperatures combined with drought is already causing crops to fail in many countries, threatening crops on a massive scale. Canadian planting patterns in agricultural sectors from wheat to wine are already shifting, with some areas becoming less hospitable and others opening up.
This ACT program session will incorporate Water session findings and consider ways to adapt food production methods now and in the long-term.
The policy author for ACT’s Crops & Food Supply session is Erik Karlsen, former Chair of BC’s Agricultural Land Commission. The co-author is Dr. Lenore Newman, Research Chair in Food Security and Environmental Change at the University of the Fraser Valley.
The session report will be released in September 2012, and will include a focus on innovative crop insurance approaches as well as international implications for Canadian food imports and exports, impacts to iconic foods, and new opportunities that may arise.
Further details can be found in this PDF descriptor.