BC Agricultural Climate Solutions

Helping BC farmers contribute to climate change mitigation while improving the productivity and ecological benefits of farmland for future generations
BC Agricultural Climate Solutions

BC Agricultural Climate Solutions

Helping BC farmers contribute to climate change mitigation while improving the productivity and ecological benefits of farmland for future generations

BC Agricultural Climate Solutions

In collaboration with our sector stakeholders, the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC is receiving funding from the federal government to establish a Living Lab in British Columbia. The project is supported through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agricultural Climate Solutions (ACS) program. ACS supports the integration of scientific research and farming operations, with the goal of increasing the adoption of effective practices and technologies that help farmers contribute to climate change mitigation and improve the natural environment.

To learn more about the Agricultural Climate Solutions Program click here.

Latest News

Phase Two has begun!

We are pleased to let you know that we are moving ahead with work on Phase Two for the Agricultural Climate Solutions (Livings Labs) program. We have been busy conducting background research and tools to help us engage with farmers, ranchers and researchers this fall... Read More "Phase Two has begun!"

Update – July 30, 2021

IAF and BCAC were able to submit an application to the Agricultural Climate Solutions Program (Phase 1) before the June 15 deadline and we were so happy with the interest shown in the lead up to our submission. We ended up including 14 letters of support with our application and an additional 13 notions of endorsement from industry associations... Read More "Update – July 30, 2021"

Preliminary Application

We are pleased to present an overview of BCAC and IAF’s preliminary application to AAFC’s Agricultural Climate Solutions Program (ACSP). This initial concept has been developed based on conversations with key partners and a review of past research programs and producer engagement efforts in British Columbia. Read More "Preliminary Application"

Partners

It’s vital this is a collaborative effort from organizations across the BC agriculture sector. The key partners in the Living Lab are:

  • BC Blueberry Council
  • BC Cattlemen’s Association
  • BC Cherry Association
  • BC Dairy Association
  • BC Forage Council
  • BC Fruit Growers’ Association
  • BC Potato & Vegetable Growers’ Association
  • BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network
  • BC Wine Grape Council
  • Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food
  • Raspberry Industry Development Council
  • University of British Columbia

Note: List is not exhaustive, additional partners/stakeholders will be added periodically.

Steering Committee

List of members of the ACS Steering Committee

Want to Participate?

If your organization is interested in participating in this collaborative initiative, please contact us with a brief description of your organization and a summary of how you would like to be involved.

About ACS

Agricultural Climate Solutions is a $185 million, 10-year program that will help to develop and implement farming practices to tackle climate change. Through agricultural practices, such as shelterbelts or cover crops, farmland can store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases.

This Government of Canada program aims to establish a strong Canada-wide network of regional collaborations led by farmers and including scientists and other sectoral stakeholders. Together, they will develop and share natural solutions and farming practices to ensure farms remain competitive and that our water, air, and soil are sustainable for generations to come.

To be eligible for the Agricultural Climate Solutions program, applicants must form a large network of partnerships within a province, including agricultural non-profits, Indigenous organizations, and environmental groups.

For more information: Agricultural Climate Solutions