Completed in the spring of 2012, the BC Agriculture Climate Change Adaptation Risk & Opportunity Assessment evaluates how changes to the climate may impact agricultural production for key commodities in various regions of BC.
The assessment generated five regional and commodity specific reports including a “Snapshot Report” for grain and oilseed production in the Peace Region.
Building on the findings of the assessment, the Peace Region Adaptation Strategies plan was completed in the spring of 2013. A summary of the plan is also available. The plan identifies regionally specific collaborative strategies and actions that will enhance agriculture’s ability to adapt to projected changes.
$300,000 in Growing Forward funding is available for eligible collaborative projects identified in the plan. The Peace Adaptation Strategies plan is currently being implemented in partnership with a number of funders and local organizations. Implementation is being overseen by a local working group including:
- BC Grain Producers’ Association
- Peace River Regional District
- BC Peace River Regional Cattlemen’s Association
- Peace Region Forage Seed Association
- BC Ministry of Agriculture
Projects completed or underway are described in more detail below.