As a core part of the Prairie economy, the agricultural sector needs to understand and prepare for risk and vulnerability, identify emerging opportunities, and assess ways to increase resilience.

Decisions that drive agricultural policy, insurance programs, industry priorities, and farm-level management should be informed by accurate, useful climate risk assessments that encourage appropriate adaptation measures.

ClimateWest works to identify current information gaps when it comes to the Prairies’ changing climate and agricultural production capacity. Forthcoming projects will help make data and trends more accessible. ClimateWest will also work in partnership with others, such as industry associations and government, to share information, offer training in the foundations of climate science, and champion climate adaptation efforts underway in Prairies agriculture.