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Agriculture in a Changing Climate: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Wednesday, November 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   

Atlantic Canada’s climate is changing, getting appreciably warmer throughout the year. This is leading to longer growing seasons and more available heat, impacting crop choices. Using climate change indicators and global climate models, Adam and Stephanie will present climate projections for the next 100 years. In addition, they’ll lead discussions around an overview of the UPEI Climate Lab’s recent assessment of vulnerabilities of the agricultural sector. Impacts include changes in yield, access to markets, water stress, nutritional composition of crops, and outbreaks of pests and diseases. Appropriate short-term and medium-term adaptation approaches to address some of the risks will be discussed.