Fraser Basin Council

2013 - ACT, Simon Fraser University

This backgrounder focuses on the impacts of extreme events on crop production and food supply chains in Canada. It canvasses impacts on iconic foods — Pacific wild salmon, Western beef, Prairie grains, Eastern ice wine and Quebec maple syrup — and how warmer, wetter and drier conditions provide opportunities for gains in some food sectors and losses in others, and how extreme weather events take some crop and food supply systems out of production for weeks, months or years. Finally, it touches on steps needed to ensure that the agriculture and the agri-food sectors are sustainable.

In addition to the full backgrounder, see the companion Summary for Decision-makers:

Keywords: Canada, Agriculture

About ReTooling for Climate Change

The ReTooling for Climate Change website is a project of the Fraser Basin Council to support local governments and First Nations in BC in preparing for climate change adaptation. The site is funded through the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council and the BC Ministry of Environment – Climate Action Secretariat, with funding from Natural Resources Canada and other in-kind contributions.

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Also worth a visit

On this site, you’ll find links to many helpful websites on climate change adaptation.

For steps communities can take to mitigate climate change, check out the Climate Action Toolkit website.