Report: Disruptive forces influencing the sustainability of Canada’s agri-food sector
Volume 3 – Issue 6
By James Meadowcroft, PhD
This report examines recent developments in Canada’s agri-food sector, focusing on emerging trends with the potential to disrupt existing practices and their implications for sustainability.
Over the past century Canada has built a modern, industrialised, and internationally competitive agri-food sector that contributes substantially to the country’s employment, exports, and GDP. Yet existing agri-food systems face multiple challenges with respect to long-term economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Getting to net-zero GHG emissions in Canada by 2050 will require a major transformation of the existing fossil-fuel-dependent agri-food sector.