Canadian Agriculture in the 21st Century Change and Challenge By Dr. Marvin S. Anderson, P h D
The Canadian farming community is facing many challenges today which may become even more threatening in the future. From rapidly changing technologies, the gradual erosion of the rural lifestyle, growing consumer concerns about the healthiness of food, and related resource sustainability issues, the time is now to better grasp the current landscape of the industry.
In Canadian Agriculture in the 21st Century, agricultural economics consultant and farmer Dr. Anderson provides an in-depth view of Canadian agriculture today, including:
A historic overview of agriculture in Canada,
A profile of the contemporary Canadian farm,
An overview of agricultural production and marketing for all major commodities,
The structure of agri-industry in Canada, both input providers and processors,
International trade policy and related issues,
Rural community issues and the organizations which represent Canadian agriculture,
The role of government in Canadian agriculture,
The importance of a more regenerative (organic) agriculture, accompanied by more public support for farm-based environmental amenities,
How to fully address the growing consumer concerns regarding rigorous health standards and sustainable resource management,
The likely implications of climate change in Canadian agriculture, as well as other likely trends in Canadian agriculture in the immediate years ahead,
The central importance of the agricultural sector in climate change mitigation.
The agricultural industry in Canada is complex, diverse, and ever-changing, but its strength and vitality is still integral to the socio-economic fabric of both rural and urban Canada. Canadian Agriculture in the 21st Century is the single-most comprehensive and contemporary book on this industry ever written.