The Great Debate UK
Bob Sandford is the EPCOR Chair in support of the United Nations Water for Life Decade in Canada and a member of the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy. He is also an advisor to RBC’s Blue Water Project. The opinions expressed are his own.
Because of its small population, large area, extensive agricultural regions and relatively high per capita availability of water, Canada is considered to be among the world’s most important food-producing nations.
It is one of the top ten producers of barley, wheat, soybeans and corn; and among the top five hog and beef producers in the world.
Canada’s agriculture sector also contributes significantly to Canada’s prosperity. Primary agriculture alone contributes more than C$20 billion a year to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).