Boundary Area Food and Agriculture Plan - Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
The Boundary area of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is home to a wide diversity of food and agriculture activities ranging from ranching, horticulture, and experimental grain production to regional food security networks, emergency food services, and food recovery. Despite these diverse activities, many challenges and untapped opportunities exist across the food and agriculture spectrum. For example, many producers are challenged with increasing costs of inputs and a lack of value added processing. Further, many people in the Boundary are experiencing food insecurity, many of whom are seniors and children. In 2016, in order to address these challenges and potential opportunities, the RDKB began the process to update the 2011 Agriculture Plan. This update expands the scope to include food systems and food security, to ultimately create a Boundary Area Food and Agriculture Plan (BAFAP).