Climate change

Climate change has the potential to affect agriculture through changes in temperature, rainfall, solar radiation and the interaction of these elements. Extreme events, such as floods and droughts, are forecast.

While there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of Canada’s agriculture industry, one thing is clear: we are likely to see more extreme weather events, soil erosion and higher average temperatures. Farmers must look at environmentally-friendly farming practices to adapt to the effects of climate change and stay in business.

SMK farm believes that small scale sustainable agriculture will become prevalent in response to climate change impacts and the resulting necessity for alternative practices to intensive systems