Climate smart agriculture

Farmers and ranchers can take steps to lower carbon footprints while improving productivity and adaptation to Alberta’s changing climate.

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Climate smart agriculture


Farmers and ranchers in Alberta can benefit from practices that support climate smart agriculture goals of:

  • increased productivity
  • lower carbon footprints
  • enhanced climate resilience

Find out about how climate change impacts agricultural industries and strategies farmers and ranchers can use to adapt. See Climate smart agriculture overview.

In focus

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    Renewable energy

    Energy technologies like wind, solar and small-scale hydro systems reduce greenhouse gas emissions while generating power.

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    Livestock systems

    Practices that reduce GHGs increase production efficiencies and emerging market opportunities for the livestock industry.

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    Cropping systems

    Cropping practices that reduce GHGs are gaining importance for increased production efficiencies and emerging market opportunities.