Practices & Innovations

Building Agricultural Resilience in Delta

Contributor: Delta (City)
Year: 2015
Category: Agriculture
Award Details: UBCM Excellence Award Nominee - Leadership & Innovation (Agriculture)
Short Description:
With over half of its land base in the Agricultural Land Reserve, farming is an integral part of the economic and social landscape of Delta. Farmers are facing unprecedented challenges related to climate change, development, and globalization of food production. Delta Council has a long history of advocating for the protection of agricultural land and promoting farming sustainability; however, it has become apparent that a more proactive approach to helping Delta’s farmers is needed if Delta’s agricultural sector is to remain sustainable in the long term. In 2013, Delta initiated a collaborative, multi-faceted program to strengthen and build resilience in Delta’s agricultural sector. The program focused on the development of a climate change agricultural adaptation strategy, and on regulatory, public communications, and educational programs which raise the profile of agriculture within the community, protect farmland from development and degradation, and promote community-supported farming in Delta. 
Last Reviewed: August 12, 2016, 2:33 pm