Cariboo – Applied Adaptation Research Strategic Plan [cb12]
|Status||in progress: Oct 2018 to Oct 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 projections indicate more variability in conditions across the seasons, which will increase the complexity of management for agriculture. Local research, including evaluation of technologies, practices and production systems, will support producers with managing through a range of conditions.
Developing 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 underserviced due to a lack of industry association connections or other barriers.
This project will:
- support a strong and clear research direction for the Cariboo Agricultural Research Alliance (CARA) 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