Request for Proposals: Strengthening Flood Preparedness for Delta Agriculture
The Delta Farmers’ Institute (DFI) is seeking proposals for a contractor to work with local producers, government and other partners to strengthen flooding preparedness and communication for the Delta agriculture sector. The successful proponent will be required to conduct a research scan and review of existing materials, consult with emergency services and others, and facilitate focus groups.
This project also includes:
- gathering information for improving and updating evacuation and livestock relocation plans
- updating the agricultural community on longer term and larger scale flood mitigation planning
- ensuring that farm-level flood preparedness resources are accessible to producers
This project fulfills a priority action of the Delta Adaptation Strategies (3 MB pdf) and will enhance the ability of producers in Delta to adapt to the impacts of climate change. All work will be overseen by a committee that includes representatives from DFI, the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Committee (CAI), the City of Delta and the BC Ministry of Agriculture.
The successful contractor will have a minimum of three years of direct experience with extreme events/flooding issues, and at least one team member will have direct experience working with the BC agriculture sector, with a preference for Delta-specific knowledge.
The contract runs from December 2018 to June 2019.