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|
Climate change projections for more variability in conditions across the seasons 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. Effective sharing of research results and knowledge transfer is also a high priority for Cariboo producers.
The development of a regional applied adaptation research strategic plan will identify and leverage opportunities between research institutions and producer associations and coordinate dialogue between producers and researchers. The activities to develop this strategy will also serve to engage new groups within the agricultural sector who may be under serviced due to a lack of industry association connections or other barriers. The strategy will identify immediate, medium-term and future research priorities and will support a strong and clear research direction for CARA. The project will form a scientific advisory committee, engage under-represented groups in CARA, summarize and refine research priorities and develop a minimum of two research projects.