Canadian agriculture needs 30,000 new farmers by 2033

More than 40 percent of Canadian farm operators will retire within the next 10 years, the report, jointly prepared by the Royal Bank of Canada, the Consulting Group Center for the Future of Canada in Boston, and the Food Institute of the University of Guelph said.

The report pointed out that 24,000 general farm, nursery and greenhouse operators in the country are covered, and that Canada “will face a famine” if the gap is not closed.

In the report, 66 percent of current farmers do not have a plan on how or to whom they will transfer their jobs if they retire. ‘ was included.

In the report, which recorded that the number of farm operators in the country, which was 346,000 in 2001, decreased to 262,000 in the intervening 20 years, and agricultural lands shrank in parallel with this, it was emphasized that many countries quickly implemented national strategies to overcome similar difficulties, and said, “Canada also took quick action in this regard. it needs to be done” was used.

“Canada’s agricultural sector will need to produce significantly more food for the growing world population,” the report also warned of famine, noting that the famine would come at a critical moment. evaluation was made.

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