Adapting to a changing climate will be one of the key factors to the future success of agriculture. Water conservation in farm settings should start with building the capacity of the land to capture and retain precipitation. Building soil tilth with organics, as well as, using agroforestry methods, are proven tools for water management.
Climate change is already influencing, and will continue to influence, agricultural pest dynamics and their impacts on agricultural production.
The new regulations governing tree planting in BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve finds the right balance between conservation and food security.
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada’s (AAFC) decision last week to axe its long-running shelterbelt program, is not only a set-back for agroforestry in Canada, but could also have severe short and long-term implications for the sustainability of Prairie agriculture.
Natural resource management policy debates are increasingly an advocacy-driven process that leaves out producers reluctant to embrace social media.