Delta – Climate Change & Agriculture Education & Outreach [dl08]
|Status||completed in 2015|
|Project Lead||Delta Farmers’ Institute|
|Funding Partners||Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC Ministry of Agriculture, Corporation of Delta, Real Estate Foundation|
|Other Partners||Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust, Agriculture in the Classroom|
Download and read the project summary as a PDF: Building Essential Public Support for the Future of Delta’s Agriculture.
The Agriculture and Climate Change Collaborative Communications Strategy project brought together those in Delta with an interest in local agriculture, food security and climate change to develop a communications strategy. This project implemented key tactics from the strategy through piloting a series of community outreach and education activities to strengthen understanding of local agriculture and climate change issues in Delta.
The project developed short videos, developed agriculture related content for the City of Delta website, contributed to educational curriculum and employed traditional media as well as social media in order to raise community/public awareness about Delta agriculture, climate change and the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture. These activities were intended to build collaboration between producer groups and other groups in Delta with an interest in agriculture, food security and climate change adaptation as well as to strengthen community support for the agriculture sector in Delta. The range of activities implemented was evaluated for their effectiveness in achieving these goals.
View the three short videos below.