The CBC | The fight against climate change down home on the Alberta farmDecember 30, 2019
Farmers are impacted by the climate crisis, but the way they tend the land can help mitigate climate change.
Farmers are extremely impacted by the climate crisis, but the way they tend the land can help mitigate climate change. Our executive director, Jane Rabinowicz, spoke to CBC in light of the National Farmers Union’s recent report, “Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis.”
“A big chunk of our greenhouse gases from agriculture come from the production and use of nitrogen inputs and so high-input farming is high-emissions farming. So any kind of practices that help decrease reliance on inputs are going to be really helpful,” Jane told the CBC.
“Farmers are and always have been on the front lines of the weather,” she said. “And so, farmers have always had to adapt their practices. Farmers are the ones who are the stewards of the land and they’re out there observing changes very closely.”
Read more from Jane and farmers in Alberta who are already working at mitigating the effects of climate change in the CBC article.