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An overview of Food Production in Canada - 2007

An overview of Food Production in Canada - 2007


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  • 1. Food Production in Canada An overwiew
    Valdo Berbert Camilo, A.Ag.
    Source: Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2008 – www.agr.gc.ca
  • 2. What you know about food production in Canada?
    Which products are produced here?
    What is the position of Canada in the world food producer rank?
    How many hectares of arable land are available in this country?
    What percentage of renewable water is used in agriculture and livestock production?
    The agrifood system is important for Canadian economy?
    Are Canadian farms self-sustainable?
    What percentage of their budget canadians costumers spent on food?
  • 3. Topics
    Food Production – products, production and use of natural resources
    Economic aspects
    Farms sustainability
    Food consumer´s budget
  • 4. Top Production
    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations – FAO - 2007
  • 5. Top Production
    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations – FAO - 2007
  • 6. Canada rank in the world, by commodity
    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations – FAO - 2007
  • 7. Canada is endowed with a relative abundance of arable land and water
  • 8. Renewable water resources
    In Canada, agriculture uses a relatively small share of its abundant renewable water resources for irrigation and livestock
  • 9. The agriculture and agri-food system contribute significantly to the Canadian economy.
  • 10. Canada's agricultural producers are much more export oriented than those in the U.S and the EU
  • 11. Top exports
    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations – FAO - 2007
  • 12. Top exports
    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations – FAO - 2007
  • 13. The Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector depends on trade
  • 14. Global commodity prices
    A rise in global commodity prices in 2007 and early 2008 has had an impact on the performance of the agriculture and agri-food system
  • 15. Crude Oil Price
    At the same time, rising energy consumption has contributed to higher crude oil prices which have raised input costs
  • 16. The primary agriculture sector continues to adjust to international market forces
  • 17. Families on smaller farms are more dependent on non-farm income
  • 18. Government support
    Government expenditures in support of the agriculture and agri-food sector have grown over time, but declined as a share of GDP
  • 19. Canadian consumers continued to spend a smaller share of their budgets on food in 2007
  • 20.  Spending on food
    While Canadian food prices increased only moderately in the wake of global commodity price inflation, low income Canadians are affected since they spend more on food
  • 21. Conclusion
    “Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.”
    Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC)