BSC2009 – Facilitating Sustainable Agriculture – Part 2

Planning for Agricultural Success

Strengthening Farming Program

  • Plan initiated in 1996 to facilitate local government support of agriculture.

Agricultural Area Plan

  • Provide policies and bylaws for municipalities
  • raises awareness of agriculture
  • build community support for farming
  • 26 plans and strategies completed in BC since 1992, 16 plans underway
  • Who’s involved
  • Farmers
  • Agribusiness
  • Community food action and health advocates
  • business development groups
  • local government
  • May contain information on
    • land use inventory
    • opinions
    • existing farms
    • primary production through to processing and supply distribution (web of connections)
    • retail (tertiary level of food system) through to the consumer