In 2010, Delta Council endorsed a terms of reference to develop a strategy for long term agricultural viability. Delta's Agricultural Advisory Committee was requested by Council to provide advice and guidance on the development of an Agricultural Plan. With financial assistance from the Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia, the process for the Delta Agricultural Plan commenced in the Spring of 2010.
A three phase approach was taken to develop the Delta Agricultural Plan. In the first phase, a Delta Agricultural Profile (6129 KB) was prepared that outlines the current context of agriculture in Delta.
The second phase in the process focused on issues and options analysis. Two workshops were held with farmers and participants involved with agriculture. Issues facing agriculture and potential strategies that were discussed during consultation are summarized in an Issues and Options Report (924KB).
During the third phase, the Delta Agricultural Plan (1524 KB) was prepared. The Delta Agricultural Plan includes a vision and goals for agriculture as well as recommendations for action. A public open house was held September 13, 2011 to present a draft of the Delta Agricultural Plan and gather feedback. Comments received from the open house and the Agricultural Advisory Committee were incorporated into an updated plan. Council adopted the revised Agricultural Plan on October 24, 2011. The next step involves developing an implementation strategy for the recommended actions in the plan.
- Sept 13, 2001: A public open house on the draft Agricultural Plan was held at the Ladner Community Centre.
- Feb 2, 2011: The Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) held a workshop with farmers and stakeholders related to agriculture. This workshop built on discussions from the first workshop that was held in the fall of 2010. The focus of the second workshop was to share ideas on actions and strategies to achieve agricultural viability.
- Oct 30, 2010: The Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) held a workshop on October 30, 2010 with farmers to discuss issues related to agriculture and options to address these issues.
Reports and Related Documents
For more information, please email Community Planning and Development Department or call 604-946-3380.
View the Committees of Council page for more information on the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC).