Practices & Innovations

RDNO Regional Agricultural Plan

Contributor: North Okanagan (Regional District)
Year: 2015
Category: Agriculture
Award Details: UBCM Excellence Award Nominee - Leadership & Innovation (Agriculture)
Short Description:
The development of a Regional Agricultural Plan was initiated in 2013 as a priority Regional Growth Strategy implementation project.  The planning process was led by the Regional District’s Regional Agricultural Advisory Committee, which also acted as the Agricultural Plan Steering Committee.  The Committee provided local knowledge, technical advice and input into the planning process and acted as liaison with the regional agricultural community.  Upland Consulting was retained to undertake the development of the Plan. The Regional Agricultural Plan includes:
1. A vision for a strong agriculture sector for the next 20 years;
2. A summary of current issues and opportunities relating to agriculture;
3. An overview of agricultural stakeholder and public engagement;
4. Creative actions and approaches to address issues and opportunities;
5. Strategies and policies that will support and enhance the economic sustainability and resilience of the agricultural industry; and,
6. An implementation and funding strategy. 
Last Reviewed: August 12, 2016, 2:39 pm