Statistical Analysis & Food Security
In a groundbreaking new release, Statistics Canada this week published data on farms that sell food locally, and farms that use beneficial management practices that reduce environmental risk.
The role of national statistical reporting in agriculture is a critical part of a country’s food security strategy.
In the ‘Great Grain Robbery’ of 1973, export merchants oversold domestic crops to Russia, who was hiding the severity of its own shortfall. The subsequent spike in grain prices led to food shortages, and prompted the United States Departme…