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

    Published by Mike Thomas

    Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.