Policy Brief: Role of Local Government in Promoting Farmlands and Farm Viability
Under the CR-Fair banner, an introduction to the Healthy Food in Schools project and the Farm to Cafeteria initiative.
Characteristics of a Resilient Community or Neighbourhood: a checklist
Presentation slides from Building Resilient Neighbourhoods Workshop #1: Growing a Resilient Neighbourhood
This recommended Economic Development Strategy for Agriculture addresses key opportunities and challenges for the agri-food sector in the District based on current statistical trends, evidence of what is working in the region, and other places in BC, plus input from stakeholders on what is needed in this community to strengthen the viability of agriculture.
This report and initiative emerged out of a widespread and shared concern that the supply of affordable market housing needed to be the focus of renewed attention in the region.
Presentation notes from: Strengthening Community Resilience -- How to do it in your neighborhood
The first section of this paper defines the nature and purpose of Farmland Conservation and Access Programs. The middle two sections describe the current situation in the CRD with respect to farmland conservation, and identify why the region needs a Farmland Conservation and Access Program. The two final sections of the paper look at how such a program could be funded and recommends ‘Next Steps’ for the CRD to move towards the establishment of a Farmland Conservation and Access Program.
This Policy Brief proposes the establishment of a CRD Farmland Conservation and Access Program to permanently secure regional farmland for agricultural use and allow access to farmers at affordable rates.