South Kootenay Agricultural Strategy


Upland Agricultural Consulting was contracted by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary to develop an agricultural strategy for the South Kootenay region. The objective of the South Kootenay Agricultural Strategy (SKAS) was to develop a framework for decision-making over the next 10 to 20 years, in helping communities shift towards self-reliance for food production and collaboration for agri-sector business growth. The SKAS provides a vision and roadmap of actions to maximize the agriculture and food sector potential of the South Kootenay Region.

The creation of the SKAS included comprehensive review of background information including local policies and strategies, agricultural trends and market capacity; Engagement with industry stakeholders through one-on-one interviews, a virtual public open house and the creation of a steering committee; development of the final strategy including vision, goals, objectives and actions, and implementation plan and monitoring and evaluation framework.

The South Kootenay Agricultural Strategy is posted on the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary website.