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Setting Our Table Capital Regional District Food & Agriculture Strategy

Setting Our Table Capital Regional District Food & Agriculture Strategy

Description:

Topic Sub-topic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
policy partnerships, advocacy and development;   Establish a Regional Food and Agriculture (RFA) Task Force to develop an organizational structure that supports regional collaboration and strategic decision-making.  5.1
education;   Develop food and agricultural education, experience and expertise.  5.2 (i)
policy partnerships, advocacy and development;   Embed food and agricultural experience
and expertise within the CRD.
5.2 (ii)
  research and data collection;  iii) Maintain and improve regional food and
agriculture data.
5.2 (iii)
wildlife/environmental/pest management; soil; Consider food and agriculture interests with a goal of improving the region’s soils. 5.3
water management; irrigation and drainage; Where possible, support municipal efforts towards watershed management with a goal to address drainage issues impacting the region’s most fertile soils. 5.4
wildlife/environmental/pest management; wildlife and ecosystem management; i) Continue to consider food and agriculture interests in regional wildlife management discussions and projects.  5.5(i)
wildlife/environmental/pest management;

pollinators;

wildlife and ecosystem management;

ii) Consider emerging wildlife and
environmental issues e.g. beneficial
species (pollinators), invasive and
problematic species. 
5.5 (ii)
water management; water rate for agriculture; Continue to provide affordable water rates for rural farm operations, and through direction from the water commissions, consider extending them to urban agriculture operations. 5.6

policy partnerships, advocacy and development;

First Nations and indigenous food systems;

partnerships/ advocacy/liaising; Continue to develop meaningful relationships with Aboriginal communities through regional food and agriculture discussions and activities. 5.7

policy partnerships, advocacy and development;

First Nations and indigenous food systems;

partnerships/ advocacy/liaising; Pursue regional food and agriculture related partnerships and activities between Aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities, agencies and groups. 5.8
  farmland trust; Initiate a process to establish a regional food and farmland trust. 5.9
economic development; agri-tourism;  ii) Support strategic business development initiatives for the region’s food and
agriculture sector including agri-tourism.
5.10 (ii)

Sub-topics

soil
research and data collection
water rate for agriculture
pollinators
wildlife and ecosystem management
irrigation and drainage
farmland trust
agri-tourism
partnerships/advocacy/liaising

Region

Capital

Document Type

Food Strategy

Topic

Economic Development
Education
First Nations and Indigenous Food Systems
Policy Partnerships, Advocacy & Development
Water Management
Wildlife/Environmental/Pest Management

Level of Government

Regional

Year

2016

Supplementary Information

No