Regional Adaptation

Some climate change issues affecting agriculture are common throughout the province. Other issues are very localized, such as increased salinity in the Lower Fraser River. Suitable adaptation actions will depend on the environment, available supports and production type in a particular region.

This section describes the climate changes occurring in different parts of the province and summarizes projects CAI has implemented to increase agricultural resilience.

BC

The diversity of agriculture production in BC reflects the province’s variable geology, climate and topography.

Bulkley-Nechako & Fraser-Fort George

Cattle ranching and forage production is widespread in Bulkley-Nechako & Fraser-Fort George.

Cariboo

Beef cattle, livestock and forage crops are key production systems in the Cariboo.

Delta

Over a quarter of BC’s potatoes and greenhouse vegetables are grown in Delta.

Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley is home to a large proportion of BC’s dairy and poultry operations.

Kootenay & Boundary

Agriculture in Kootenay & Boundary is centred around ranching.

Okanagan

Tree fruit and wine grape production are common in the Okanagan.

Peace

The Peace region is home to almost all of BC’s grain and oilseed production.

Vancouver Island

Agriculture on Vancouver Island is diverse, including forage, dairy, poultry and horticultural crops.