Cariboo – Applied Adaptation Research Strategic Plan [cb12]
|Status||in progress: Oct 2018 to Dec 2019|
|Project Lead||Kersley Farmers’ Institute|
|Funding Partners||Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Beef Cattle Industry Development Fund|
|Other Partners||Cariboo Agricultural Research Alliance (CARA), BC Agriculture and Climate Adaptation Research Network (BC-ACARN), Young Agrarians|
This project will develop a strategic plan to guide applied adaptation research in the Cariboo region.
Climate change is resulting in more variability in conditions across the seasons, which is increasing the complexity of managing agricultural operations. Local research, including evaluation of technologies, practices and production systems, will support producers in managing through a range of conditions.
Development of this strategic plan will identify and leverage opportunities between research institutions and producer associations and facilitate dialogue between producers and researchers. It will also serve to engage new groups within the agricultural sector who may be underserved due to a lack of industry association connections or other challenges.
This project will:
- support a strong and clear research direction for the Cariboo Agricultural Research Alliance (CARA) — which was formally launched in 2018 through an earlier CAI project — by identifying immediate, medium-term and future research priorities
- form a scientific advisory committee and engage groups under-represented in CARA
- develop a minimum of two research projects
- effectively share research results and transfer knowledge with producers