Last week, the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University released a new study that explores local, national and international climate change-driven challenges to food production as well as new opportunities and potential adaptation responses. The report makes three high-level recommendations to enhance adaptation efforts:
- Integrated water resource and agri-food sustainability strategies to inform science-based and economically viable resource development, and plans and management actions.
- Sustainable food production plans based on agri-climate zones to achieve sustainable, multiple-benefits flows to avoid costly, underperforming, narrowly determined responses.
- Effective integrated adaptation and risk reduction practices rather than incomplete, inconsistent or contradictory uses of adaptation and risk reduction practices.