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Welcome to the B.C. Food System Policy Database

This database is a centralized resource for planners, policy makers, community advocates, local organizations and the policy curious to search for policy precedents and to better understand how local government policy in B.C. is addressing local food systems. Search by a range of characteristics to find food system policies that have been adopted by local governments across B.C. For more information about using the database and how it was developed see How to use the Database

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Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

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Topic: Economic Development, Education, First Nations and Indigenous Food Systems, Food Production, Food Sales, Access & Procurement, Policy Partnerships, Advocacy & Development, Waste Management, Wildlife/Environmental/Pest Management

Sub-topics: wildlife and ecosystem management, GE/GMO, local food culture, seeds, local procurement, research and data collection, climate change and greenhouse gases, partnerships/advocacy/liaising, food recovery/gleaning/donation

Region: Squamish-Lillooet | Document Type: Food Charter | Year: 2015

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Topic Sub-topic Policy or Policy Excerpt
economic development;   Farmers are better connected to consumers through farm markets, Community Supported Agriculture, and school/work meal and information programs.
wildlife/environmental/pest management; wildlife and ecosystem management; Farmers’ roles as environmental stewards are protected and financially supported
wildlife/environmental/pest management; wildlife and ecosystem management; Agricultural resources including water, land, and the knowledge of farmers are protected.
policy partnerships, advocacy and development;   Regulations strengthen the capacity of local farmers to produce and reach their markets.
food production;

GE/GMO;

seeds;

Existing agricultural production and land is protected from genetically modified seed.
economic development; local food culture; A “buy local” campaign that promotes local food production and consumption has expanded.

education;

First Nations and indigenous food systems;

local food culture;

seeds;

Traditional teachings about food preservation, seed saving, eating seasonally, and eating locally will be encouraged and supported.
food sales, access, and procurement; local procurement; Institutional buyers such as hospitals and universities have the flexibility and incentive to buy more local products.
 

research and data collection;

climate change and greenhouse gases;

Ongoing research ensures long-term food security in the face of a changing climate.

policy partnerships, advocacy and development;

First Nations and indigenous food systems;

partnerships/ advocacy/liaising; First Nations and the district work together to create collaborative
opportunities that provide learning and positive outcomes toward food security in the region
policy partnerships, advocacy and development;   Squamish is committed to strengthening socially just and ecologically resilient food systems around the world.
waste management; food recovery/gleaning/donation; ‘Waste’ Food is re-distributed (including farmers, grocers, restaurants, farmers markets, homes, gardens) to feed those in need.
  local food culture; Families, congregations and communities of interest have opportunities to gather, share food and celebrate their cultures.
food sales, access, and procurement;   Food programs progression is supported from survival needs to programs of self sufficiency for all community members. 

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: ALR, residential development

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation for residential uses in the ALR zone 2.

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: ALR

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of gathering for an event in the ALR.

Topic: Food Sales, Access & Procurement

Sub-topics: farm retail/farm gate sales, agri-tourism, ALR

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of wineries and cideries in the ALR.

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: ALR, roads in agricultural land

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of utility services within an existing right of way in the ALR.

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: ALR, residential development

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of residential uses in the ALR zone 1.

Topic:

Sub-topics: deposit of fill and dumping, soil, ALR, residential development

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of the placement of fill or removal of soil for the construction of single family residences in the ALR.

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: deposit of fill and dumping, soil, ALR

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of the placement of fill or removal of soil for the construction of farm buildings in the ALR.

Topic: Land Access

Sub-topics: leasing of land for agriculture, ALR

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of the lease of a portion of ALR for farm use.

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: ALR, residential development

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation for leases for retired farmers in the ALR zone 2.