Local buying in Quebec
Currently, nearly 33% of food products consumed by Quebecers come from farms in Quebec and 55% of food purchases made by the Quebec distribution network come from suppliers here. There is still room for increasing these percentages of consumption and urban farms will have an important role to play in the years to come.
Significant impact of $ 4.6 billion in revenue
Agricultural production and processing generates some $ 4.6 billion in annual revenue for governments ($ 3.3 billion in processing – $ 1.3 billion in production). By deducting the government support ($ 1 billion) from these revenues, we get a net contribution of these sectors to the public coffers of almost $ 3.6 billion. If agriculture is a vital player for any economy, introducing more efficient, more accessible and more profitable methods of cultivation can only benefit the whole population.