Canadian farming has evolved under the influence of climate andweather – a process that continues with climate change. Infarming systems across the country, effective risk management isnecessary to deal with drought, flooding, and extreme weather, and toadapt to altered climate and weather conditions. Unfortunately, climatechange risks and opportunities are not always well understood amongresearchers and policy makers in the Canadian agri-food sector. Thisbook addresses that gap. Farming in a Changing Climate provides a wide-rangingsynopsis of what climate change means for Canadian agriculture,explores different approaches to the topic, and presents examples ofcurrent research. It covers all agricultural regions and a wide varietyof commodity production and farming systems. Comments from agriculturalproducers and policy makers add a practical component to the book andemphasize the value of the applied research. This comprehensive survey synthesizes twenty years of research onclimate change and Canadian agriculture. The book will be of interestto scholars in environmental studies, geography, and sociology; policyanalysts and policy makers; and representatives of the agri-foodindustry.
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