Regional District of Central Okanagan Agricultural Strategy Background Report


Upland Agricultural Consulting partnered with Urban Food Strategies to develop a Background Report for the RDCO's Agricultural Strategy. The Report serves as the first phase of a Regional Agricultural Strategy. The objective of developing the Report was to create an up-to-date profile of the Central Okanagan agricultural sector which describes the land base, agricultural activities, and economic indicators. Additionally, the Report set out to identify key issues, opportunities, and themes for the sector through engagement with First Nations communities, member municipalities, agriculture and food stakeholders, and the general public.

The Report process included a comprehensive review of dozens of plans, datasets, reports, websites, and other resources which were relevant to the agriculture sector in the Central Okanagan; Engagement with first nations communities and industry stakeholders through one-on-one interviews, meetings, a public survey, an open house and the formation of a steering committee. The project culminated in the creation of the Report as well as preliminary recommendations for the direction of the final strategy in Phase 2.

The Report is available on the RDCO YourSay website.