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Technology Wall Sources

By 2050 we will need to produce 60 per cent more food to feed a world population of 9.3 billion.

 

https://www.un.org/en/chronicle/article/feeding-world-sustainably#:~:text=According%20to%20estimates%20compiled%20by,toll%20on%20our%20natural%20resources.

 

Crops must compete with 30,000 species of weeds, 3,000 species of nematodes and 10,000 species of plant-eating insects.

 

https://croplife.org/crop-protection/benefits/

 

With plant science, farmers can grow more of the foods we love to eat: 42% more grains, like wheat and corn, 72% more fruit and 83% more vegetables and potatoes.

 

https://croplife.ca/plant-science-delivers-table/#:~:text=With%20plant%20science%2C%20farmers%20can,are%20available%20in%20our%20stores.

 

Without plant sciences, Canadians would pay as much as 55% more for food. That’s an average of $4,4000 more per family every year!

 

https://croplife.ca/plant-science-delivers-table/#:~:text=Plant%20science%20ensures%20a%20variety,more%20per%20family%20every%20year.

 

 

Production Wall Sources

On average 578,300 acres of oats are harvested in Alberta each year.

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

On average, 7 million acres of wheat are harvested each year in Alberta.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

The average farm size in Alberta is 1,237 acres.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

There are more than 31 million acres of field crops grown in Alberta.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

There are more than 12.3 million Beef and Dairy cattle in Canada

 

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-631-x/11-631-x2017006-eng.htm

 

There are approximately 500 licensed dairy farms in Alberta.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

Alberta dairy farmers produce over 800 million litres of milk every year. This is about 9% of milk produced in Canada annually.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

There are approximately 300 hog farms in Alberta, with almost 1.5 million pigs.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

We export 75% of our pork products to over 90 countries.

 

https://cafta.org/agri-food-exports/

 

In Alberta there are approximately 2,100 sheep farms with 194,000 sheep and lambs.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

There are over 341,000 horses in Alberta.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

Llama and alpacas can also be seen on Alberta farms, with 13,000 alpacas and 6,000 llamas registered.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

There are approximately 522 turkey farmers in Canada and 49 in Alberta.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-631-x/11-631-x2017006-eng.htm

 

There are approximately 12,000 head of elk raised on Alberta farms.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

Alberta farmers raise over 2.5 million hens each year, each will produce approximately 300 eggs per year.

 

https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/79f01912-5e5c-469e-8cf4-97cfc6901cea/resource/745669c0-cba5-449d-b1a3-0402fa015d8c/download/af-itrb-agriculture-statistics-factsheet-2020.pdf

 

Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba produce 80% of Canada’s honey with 475,000 colonies of bees.

 

https://beezywrap.ca/beekeepers-in-canada/

 

Markets Wall

 

Canada is the 4th largest barley producer in the world.

 

https://cafta.org/

 

Canada produces more than 29 million tonnes of wheat annually.

 

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-631-x/11-631-x2017006-eng.htm

 

In Canada we export half of our beef/cattle.

 

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-631-x/11-631-x2017006-eng.htm

 

Over 75% of Canada’s pig farming takes place in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba.

 

https://cafta.org/

 

Canada is the 5th largest exporter of agricultural products in the world.

 

https://cafta.org/

 

The canola sector contributes $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy each year and is responsible for more than 249,000 Canadian jobs.

https://cafta.org/

 

Canada is a world leader in the production and export of pulse crops.

 

https://cafta.org/

 

Canada’s AG exports $57 billion each year.

 

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-631-x/11-631-x2017006-eng.htm

 

The definition of Agriculture operations in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut also includes: …

 

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/95-640-x/2016001/article/14810-eng.htm

 

Provincial top crop and livestock commodities

 

https://agriculture.canada.ca/sites/default/files/documents/2021-11/commodity-eng.pdf

 

Food for Thought Wall

 

Food Value Chain

 

https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agp7976/$FILE/ValueChain.pdf

 

Food Safety

 

https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/11/canada-ireland-top-food-safety-world-ranking/

 

Food Additives

 

https://www.realdirtonfarming.ca/article/healthy-and-safe-food/hormones-livestock-and-meat

 

Antibiotic Use in Livestock

 

https://www.afac.ab.ca/antibiotic-use-in-livestock/

 

Pesticides

 

https://croplife.ca/facts-figures/pesticides-in-canada/

 

Livestock Traceability

 

https://cattlefeeders.ca/why-traceability-is-making-canada-a-world-leader-in-beef-production/