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The Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food is one of 10 permanent committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Committee held a public consultation on agricultural soil, carbon sequestration and related technology in British Columbia from July 24 to November 17, 2023. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their ideas by speaking at a public meeting or sending in written or video contributions. The Committee will review the input received and release its report in early 2024.  

Terms of Reference

On February 15, 2023, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food be empowered to examine carbon sequestration and related technology in British Columbia's agricultural sector and make recommendations with respect to:

  1. Opportunities to increase carbon content in agricultural soils in British Columbia.
  2. Supports for British Columbia's agricultural technology sector as they relate to carbon sequestration.
  3. Supports and incentives for encouraging the use of made-in-BC agricultural technology innovations to enhance carbon sequestration.

That, in addition to the powers previously conferred upon Select Standing Committees of the House, the Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food be empowered to:  

  1. appoint of its number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Committee and to delegate to the subcommittees all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;  
  2. sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;  
  3. conduct consultations by any means the Committee considers appropriate;  
  4. adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and 
  5. retain personnel as required to assist the Committee.

That the Committee report to the House by February 29, 2024; and that during a period of adjournment, the Committee deposit its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, or in the next following Session, as the case may be, the Chair present all reports to the House.

Contact Information

​Select Standing Committee on Agriculture Fish and Food
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Canada

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Fax: 250-356-8172
Email: clerkcomm@leg.bc.ca

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2023-07-24T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/109Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food1<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/consultation-launch/Media-Release-Chinese-Simplified_2023-07-24.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>
2023-07-24T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/111Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food1<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/consultation-launch/Media-Release_Chinese-Traditional_2023-07-24.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>
2023-07-24T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/112Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food1<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/consultation-launch/Media-Release_English_2023-07-24.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>
2023-07-24T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/110Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food1<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/consultation-launch/Media-Release_Punjabi-Gurmakhi_2023-07-24.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>

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Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20230612-agriculture-0800Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/Ministry-of-Forests_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Forests presentation, <em>Climate change mitigation in BC's land sector</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/BC-Agriculture-Council_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">BC Agriculture Council, Presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/Ministry-of-Agriculture_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Agriculture and Food presentation, <em>Potential for Soil Carbon Sequestration in BC Agriculture</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UFV-Food-and-Ag-Institute_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Food and Agriculture Institute, University of the Fraser Valley presentation, <em>Contributions of Agricultural Technology to Carbon Reductions</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/BC-Centre-for-Agritech-Innovation_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">BC Centre for Agritech Innovation presentation, <em>Enhancing Carbon Sequestration in BC Agriculture</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/FarmFolk-CityFolk_White-Paper.pdf" target="_blank">FarmFolk CityFolk white paper, <em>Innovation & Impact: Achieving Regenerative Climate Action on BC Farms</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UBC-Faculty-of-Land-and-Food-Systems_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia presentation, <em>Pathways for increasing carbon capture and resiliency in British Columbia's agricultural sector</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UBC-Farm_Smukler_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">UBC Farm, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems presentation, <em>Building Resilience and Mitigating Emissions by Enhancing Soil Health</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UBC-Farm_Report-1.pdf" target="_blank">University of British Columbia report,<em> Opportunity Assessment of British Columbia's Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Carbon Sinks, Report 1: BC Agriculture GHG Emission Profile Analysis</em></a> (provided by UBC Farm)</p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UBC-Farm_Report-2.pdf" target="_blank">University of British Columbia report, <em>Opportunity Assessment of British Columbia's Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Carbon Sinks, Report 2: Multi-criteria Framework for GHG Emissions and Co-benefits</em></a> (provided by UBC Farm)</p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UBC-Farm_Report-3.pdf" target="_blank">University of British Columbia report, <em>Opportunity Assessment of British Columbia's Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Carbon Sinks, Report 3: Agroecosystem Models for GHG Emissions and Co-Benefits</em></a> (provided by UBC Farm)</p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UBC-Farm_Project-Summary-and-Recommendations.pdf">University of British Columbia report, <em>Opportunity Assessment of British Columbia's Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Carbon Sinks, Project Summary and Recommendations</em></a> (provided by UBC Farm)</p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UBC-Farm_Joint-Article.pdf" target="_blank">University of British Columbia joint journal article, <em>Mapping soil organic carbon and clay using remote sensing to predict soil workability for enhanced climate change adaptation</em></a> (provided by UBC Farm)</p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/Agriculture-and-Agrifood-Canada_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada presentation, <em>Organic carbon in agricultural soils – information, potential opportunities</em></a></p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/Miraterra-Presentation.pdf" target="_blank"><p>Miraterra presentation, <em>A Revolution in Soil Sensing</em></p></a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/Lucent-BioSciences_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Lucent Biosciences, Presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food</a></p>6/12/2023 3:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20230421-agriculture-0830Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-04-21/Ministry-of-Agriculture_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">​Ministry of Agriculture and Food presentation, <em>Carbon Sequestration and Related Technology in BC's Agriculture Sector</em></a></p>4/21/2023 3:30:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food

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