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Challenges such as uncertainty and unpredictable weather have always been a part of farming. However, as the impact of climate change increases, so are the challenges being faced by farmers. Extreme weather and variability, drought, flooding, wildfire and pests are all factors which are becoming more commonplace every year and causing significant damage and loss.

Through the use of practices which promote carbon sequestration, lowered greenhouse gas emissions and improved biodiversity, in many ways organic agriculture is already taking steps and leading the way in mitigating negative impacts of climate change.

The following resources offer research, strategies and tools for continuing to reduce emissions, lower impacts and adapt to change.

Provincial Resources

BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative (CAI)

The CAI develops tools and resources to enhance BC agriculture’s ability to adapt to climate change.


BC Government: Climate Action for Agriculture

Takings steps to adapt to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) within BC’s agriculture sector.


BC Institute of Agrologists: Climate Change Resources

A list of resources including webinars, projects and publications.


Strengthening BC’s Agriculture Sector in the Face of Climate Change (Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions)

Building on findings from the Provincial Report, this assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of potential climate change impacts, risks and opportunities for agriculture provincially, based on perspectives gathered from agricultural producers and specialists.


BC Agriculture Climate Adaptation Research Network (BCACARN)

BCACARN facilitates collaboration between agricultural researchers, industry specialists, policy-makers, students and producers from across the province.



Canadian Resources

Farmers for Climate Solutions

Farmer-led campaign to make agriculture part of the solution to climate change.


Climate Change Mitigation Opportunities (FarmFolk CityFolk)

Canadian and BC perspectives towards climate change mitigation in Canadian agriculture and food systems.


Climate Change and Agriculture – Tackling the farm crisis and the climate crisis

National Farmers’ Union Report


Climate Atlas of Canada: Agriculture & Climate Change

Learn more about how crops and livestock will be affected, and how farms and farmers can rise to the challenge of climate change.


Ecology & Environmental Effects of Organic Agriculture (OACC)

The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) provides resources on the ecological and environmental impact of organic agriculture, including topics on climate change.


Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC): Climate Change & Agriculture

Greenhouse gases, climate change scenarios, and weather effects on agriculture.


Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA):  Environmental Sustainability & Climate Change

Canadian agricultural sustainability and recommendations for building an adaptive and resilient sector.


Toward a Resilient Canadian Agriculture & Agri-Food System (House of Commons)

Report and recommendations for adapting to climate change from the Standing Committee on Agriculture & Agri-Food.



International Resources

Union of Concerned Scientists

American non-profit with the mission to use rigorous, independent science to solve the planet’s most pressing problems, including climate change and agriculture.


Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO supports countries to both mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change through a wide range of research-based and practical programmes and projects.



Other Climate Change Resources


The Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative (ICABCCI)

The ICABCCI produces action-oriented research that supports local governments in adopting effective and streamlined approaches to climate actions that maximize the impact of limited resources, and protect both human and natural systems.


BC Government: Climate Change

Reducing carbon pollution and preparing for climate change impacts while creating opportunities for British Columbians.


Government of Canada: Climate Change

Canada’s action, climate future, partnerships, adaptation, health, science, emissions reporting.


Environment and Climate Change Canada

Informing Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations.


United Nations: Climate Action

Bringing together all nations and peoples in order to tackle the global climate emergency.