Robynne Anderson's Emerging Thoughts on Ag

Monthly Archives: April 2014

Climate Change Impact on Agriculture – Hard to Overcome

Every 6 years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases a three part assessment report on climate change.  The second part of the fifth of these reports was released on March 31st, and its focus is on the effect of climate change on ecosystems, economy and human society in general. Chapter 7, which the CGIAR Research Program […]

POGA President Speaks to House of Commons

A week ago, the Canadian government introduced legislation to put into law the Order in Council measures taken earlier in March. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture asked the President of the Prairie Oat Growers Association(POGA), Art Enns, to testify about the legislation (Bill C-30, or Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act). He was also representing the Grain […]

Women Farmers share their innovative stories at UN Event

The World Farmers Organization (WFO) and Global Forum on Agricultural Research(GFAR) co-sponsored an event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, giving voice to women farmers who came to speak about their experiences. They spoke about how much responsibility women farmers have; raising a family, running the household, and providing income as well. […]

Feeding Crops to Feed the World: The International Stewardship Symposium

The Canadian Fertilizer Institute, along with other partner organizations, is hosting a symposium from July 15-16th of this year on the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program. As mentioned in previous posts, the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program is an exciting series of best management practices that has the potential benefit of increasing yield, improving soil sustainability, and […]