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LinksThe following provides some useful links for those seeking information about agriculture in the region.
Provincial Agricultural Government Agencies
Applicable LegislationPlease note the following links are provided for convenience only. The RDN does not guarantee their accuracy as amendments sometimes occur.
- Agricultural Land Commission Act
- Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision, and Procedure Regulation
- Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act
- Right to Farm Act Reference Guide
- Environmental Management Act
- Integrated Pest Management Act
- ALC Application Form (Subdivision, Non-Farm Use, Exclusion, Inclusion)
RDN Property Information
- 2011 Census of Agriculture
- The 2012 agricultural land use inventory data will be added at a later date
- Agricultural Area Plan Background Report
Economic Development Information
Environmental Farm Plan Program
- Ministry of Agriculture
- BC Agriculture Council and BC Agricultural Research and Development Corporation
- Nanaimo FoodShare
- Coombs Farmers' Institute
- Nanaimo Cedar Farmers' Institute
- Cedar Farmers Market
- Qualicum Beach Farmers' Market
- Errington Farmers Market
- Island Roots Market Cooperative
- www.farmwest.com - non-profit developed by Pacific Field Corn Association. The Farmwest climate station network is part of a water conservation initiative for more effective and efficient use of irrigation water. Website includes weather based farm calculators, articles and information and events calendar.
Land Access and Tenure
- llaf.ca - Linking Land and Farmers - provides land access resources for landowners and land seekers in British Columbia with the goal of seeing as much land as possible in agricultural production. We provide resources for a range of land tenure models (lease, license, MOU), sample land share agreements, information on legislation, what to look for when acquiring land, farm transfer and farm succession and more.
- farmlandaccess.ubcfarm.ubc.ca - This Website may be under construction but could be a valuable resource in the future for land access resources,