Publications

Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis

Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis: A Transformative Strategy for Canadian Farmers and Food Systems examines in depth the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Canada, as well as the opportunities that agriculture provides to become part of the solution.

This report represents a balanced analysis that considers both the impacts of the climate crisis on agriculture and the realities of the vulnerable financial situation of farm families. Our key conclusions include:

  • The climate crisis is a threat to Canadian farms, but also an opportunity to re-orient our farms to become more integrated, life-sustaining and community-sustaining.
  • The farm crisis and the climate crisis share many of the same causes, and many of the same solutions.
  • The climate crisis will increasingly impact the ability of Canadian farms to produce food. If we fail to plan, we plan to fail.
  • Priority must be placed on incentivizing low-input, low-emission agricultural approaches.

The National Farmers Union is proud of this report as it provides one of the most comprehensive analyses of the linkages between agriculture and climate change written to date in Canada.