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Dr. Evan Fraser

Dr. Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute, spoke to CBC Radio about the future of farming and what feeding a global population of 10 billion would look like.  

Fraser said current production systems should be re-examined and replaced with more innovative and “thrifty” methods in order to be sustainable. He then provided examples of how farming can become a weapon against climate change rather than a contributor. 

Along with being a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, Fraser is the Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security. He studies food security, food prices and rural agricultural policy and how each is affected by climate change.