Living Lab Coming to BC Agriculture

Published On: December 5, 2022Categories: BC Living Lab, IAF News

The Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAF) is pleased to announce Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has funded its multi-commodity application to the Agricultural Climate Solutions – Living Labs (ACS-LL) program.

ACS-LL supports practical, iterative, and collaborative innovation on farms and ranches. Supported by research, the goal is to increase the adoption of effective practices and technologies that help farmers respond to climate change mitigation and improve the natural environment.

As part of the ACS-LL program, the BC Living Lab will build off existing work and resources from our sector to develop practices and share information that will truly benefit BC farmers and ranchers. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure BC farms remain economically viable and that our water, air, and soil are sustainable for generations to come.

“This is a great achievement for agriculture in BC,” said Jack DeWit, Chair, IAF Board of Directors. “IAF has been actively working with producers, farm associations, scientists, research groups and other sectoral stakeholders to develop this project and we now have the BC Living Lab to further our climate change mitigation goals.”

With involvement from industry associations, academic institutions, federal government, and provincial government staff, IAF and its partners will be looking to refine and start implementing the project work plan this fall. IAF is grateful to have the BC Agriculture Council as a key partner in the project and looks forward to strengthening relationships across the sector as the living lab gets underway.

Partners of the BC Living Lab include:

  • BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network
  • BC Blueberry Council
  • BC Cattlemen’s Association
  • BC Cherry Association
  • BC Dairy Association
  • BC Forage Council
  • BC Fruit Growers’ Association
  • BC Potato & Vegetable Growers’ Association
  • BC Wine Grape Council
  • Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust
  • Raspberry Industry Development Council
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Northern British Columbia

For more information about the Agricultural Climate Solutions: BC Living Lab Program: 

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