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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Climate Change Adaptation for Canadian Agriculture

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:

  1. Integrated water resource and agri-food sustainability strategies to inform science-based and economically viable resource development, and plans and management actions.
  2. Sustainable food production plans based on agri-climate zones to achieve sustainable, multiple-benefits flows to avoid costly, underperforming, narrowly determined responses.
  3. Effective integrated adaptation and risk reduction practices rather than incomplete, inconsistent or contradictory uses of adaptation and risk reduction practices.

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