Who, What, When, Where, Why
This issue affects all Canadians. Farmers, citizens, political leaders...
The Canadian agriculture issue is that we are growing less and less food due to a multitude of variables such as urbanization.
This issue is majorly affected in northern Canada where we cannot grow anything due to frozen ground and bad topsoil.
This issue is a current issue that has arisen in the past bunch of years that may be resolved in the near future.
Canada has this issue due to our climate and how quickly cities in southern Canada are growing.
What's The Issue
Only 7.3% of Canadian land is used for agriculture.
Pros and Cons
Global warming will benefit Canadian agriculture by lengthening the growing season and allowing more of our land to be used as the snow and ice thaw from the soil
In Canada, we produce and import enough food to feed our whole population and more.
Canada is falling behind as a food producer on the global scale. We have dropped from 3rd to 9th in the world's total food exports. And our share in wheat has dropped to 15% from 23% (Paul Waldi, 2018).
Future for Canadian Agriculture
Global warming, while hurting other countries, will help Canada drastically as it will allow us to farm even more land and even farm year round which will increase our level of production.
The launch of new and more resilient crops to supplement existing winners is seen as critical (HSBC, 2018)
Future of the Canadian agriculture industry: A collection of industry perspectives. (2018, December 5). Retrieved January 10, 2019, from https://www.business.hsbc.ca/en-ca/ca/article/future-of-the-canadian-agriculture-industry
Qualman, D. (2018, July 04). $100 billion and rising: Canadian farm debt » Darrin Qualman. Retrieved January 10, 2019, from https://www.darrinqualman.com/canadian-farm-debt/
Snapshot of Canadian agriculture. (2006). Retrieved January 10, 2019, from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/ca-ra2006/articles/snapshot-portrait-eng.htm
Waldi, P. (2018, May 2). The growing problem: Canada slips from agricultural superpower status. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 10, 2019, from https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/the-growing-problem-canada-slips-from-agricultural-superpower-status/article1316188/