CLIMATE & AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE
HCBC encourages members to get informed and embrace adaptive measures within their farm practices to mitigate any losses brought on by climate change. The CAI has excellent resources regarding fire, flood, pest, drought and other challenges.
The Climate & Agriculture Initiative BC (CAI) supports the province’s agriculture sector with adapting to climate change.
- Create networks and foster partnerships and collaboration
- Implement projects to demonstrate, test and evaluate approaches and practices
- Develop resources and tools
- Share information and transfer knowledge
CAI was established in 2008 through a partnership of the BC Agriculture Council and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC. This model enabled a proactive and pan-agriculture approach to climate change.
To stay informed of Ministry of Agriculture and Food programming going forward, please sign up to the AgriServiceBC Newsletter: https://agriservicebc.campayn.com/contact_list_form/signup/88410
Climate Change Adaptation Program resources can continue to be accessed at: https://bcclimatechangeadaptation.ca/
After March 31, 2023, questions about the Climate Change Adaptation Program can be directed to [email protected]
Through these programs and provincial-level work, CAI brings together agricultural organizations, producers, government and researchers to collaboratively address climate change challenges the resources are free and regionally relevant
CAI also works closely with the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network (ACARN), which it helped establish in 2017. This collaboration helps build capacity for agricultural adaptation research and increase extension of results.
BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative, PO Box 8248, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 3R9