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Indigenous communities, businesses get support to increase food security

Sept. 21, 2022 VICTORIA – Indigenous communities and businesses in British Columbia wanting to increase food security will soon have opportunities to grow their farming and food-processing operations through the new Indigenous Food Systems and Agriculture Partnership Program. “Supporting Indigenous communities to get the tools and help they need to be successful in the agricultural […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202213 Views

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Province launching new centre for agritech innovation

July 21, 2022 ABBOTSFORD – A new B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation will further position the province as a world leader in agricultural technology, helping to improve food security in B.C. and around the world, while creating hundreds of good-paying jobs. A key commitment of the StrongerBC Economic Plan, the new centre will be located […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202243 Views

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Agriculture advisory group to help create more resilient food supply

June 14, 2022 VICTORIA – Seventeen British Columbians with diverse backgrounds and expertise in food production will help farmers access the latest technology, create more resilient farms and increase sustainability through their roles on the Minister’s Advisory Group on Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech (RAA). “I want to welcome the new advisory group and thank them […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202230 Views

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StrongerBC Economic Plan helps agritech grow

VICTORIA – British Columbians will soon be able to enjoy more locally produced food, while farmers will have new opportunities to grow, thanks to regulatory supports from the B.C. government. An improvement to the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) Use Regulation is part of the StrongerBC Economic Plan that sets out to make British Columbia a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202254 Views

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$228M flood recovery program helping B.C. farms return to production

Feb. 7, 2022 VICTORIA – B.C. farmers who suffered extraordinary damages during November’s devastating floods will have access to up to $228 million in federal-provincial government support to help their farms return to production and support British Columbia’s food security and agricultural communities in the years ahead. Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2022117 Views

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MNBC: Report on Home Garden Pilot Project 2021

Food insecurity has been increasing in recent years and has been further exacerbated in 2020/2021 by COVID-19. Climate change and other factors will influence this in the upcoming years as well. The MNBC Cabinet and community members have identified food security as a key priority to focus future initiatives. The home garden pilot project (HGPP […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2021167 Views

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New council helps Indigenous agriculture grow in B.C.

July 14, 2021 VICTORIA – Indigenous leaders and subject matter experts on agriculture and food from throughout British Columbia are working with the Province to increase Indigenous participation in the sector and strengthen Indigenous food systems. The B.C. Indigenous Advisory Council on Agriculture and Food (IACAF) is the first of its kind in Canada, working to advance reconciliation, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202194 Views

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Affinor Growers Announces New Advisory Board Member for Commercial Strawberry Production

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 12, 2021 – Affinor Growers Inc. (“Affinor” or the “Company”) (CSE: AFI OTCQB: RSSFF) is pleased to announce Bo Slack has joined the Affinor advisory board to assist with growth plans for local, year-round, strawberry production across Canada, the USA and internationally. Mr. Bo Slack is an accredited produce leader with […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202169 Views

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BC Government: Food security, agriculture in Indigenous communities grows

July 5, 2021 VICTORIA – Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities in B.C. will be able to begin or expand their farming and food businesses through funding available in the next intake of the B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development Program. “The Government of Canada deeply values the contributions of Indigenous farmers and food businesses who are working hard […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 2021134 Views

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On the Skeena, regenerative farming feeds food security – National Observer

May 12th 2021 Years ago, the grandparents of Ando’ohl lax̱ ha (Nathan Combs) fed friends and family from potato fields and smokehouses on a plot of land they tended by the Skeena River about 150 kilometres northeast of Terrace. Ando’ohl lax̱ ha, who is Gitxan, wanted the land, which had been dormant for years, to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 2021115 Views

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