Developing a new vision for the agriculture and agri-food sector in BC

In March 2020, the BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) and its member organizations, and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAF), teamed up to harness the power of agriculture and agri-foods in BC, far beyond the grocery store aisle. Recognizing the potential for agriculture to not only be the backbone of BC’s regional food security, but for the sector to become a tool to help combat many of the complex issues our society is experiencing today; the groups embarked on a project entitled Cultivating Prosperity in British Columbia (Cultivating Prosperity). With Cultivating Prosperity, we hope to lay the foundation for the development of a new vision for the agriculture and agri-food sector.


October 23, 2020: BC Agriculture Council and Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC announced today the completion of a B.C. agriculture economic impact study that illustrates how agriculture is a significant economic contributor and an important piece of B.C.’s identity.

Read the full announcement: B.C. agriculture as the economic stabilizer after COVID-19 (PDF)

Read the impact study: Study of the British Columbia Agriculture Sector (PDF)