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Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food

 

 

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Welcome

​The Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food is one of 10 permanent committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

The Committee released its report titled Carbon Sequestration and Related Technology in British Columbia's Agricultural Sector on April 11, 2024. The report includes 12 recommendations to promote the adoption of practices and technologies that sequester carbon, reduce barriers to government programs, and streamline data collection. In the course of its work, the Committee received briefings and held a public consultation, hearing from 32 participants. Read the media release for more information.

The Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food is one of 10 permanent committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

Terms of Reference

​On February 26, 2024, 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 any information and materials received by the Committee during the 4th Session of the 42nd Parliament for the same purpose be referred to the Committee.

That the Committee report to the House by April 11, 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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Committee Reports

 

 

https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-reports/1422024-04-11T07:00:00Z<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/aff/SSC-AFF-Report_42-5-1_2024-04-11.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>1Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food

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Media Releases

 

 

2024-04-11T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/128Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food1<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/aff/SC-AFF-Media-Release.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>

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SubmissionsSubmissions<table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" style="height:1080px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;"><p>Below are the links to the submissions received by the Committee during its inquiry. </p><p>The Committee received briefings from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Ministry of Forests, agriculture sector organizations, and agritech innovators, on <a href="/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20230421-agriculture-0830" target="_blank">April 21</a> and <a href="/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20230612-agriculture-0800" target="_blank">June 12</a>, 2023. </p><p>The Committee accepted submissions from the public between July 24 and November 17, 2023. The Committee also held public meetings to hear from stakeholders and members of the public on <a href="/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20231110-agriculture-0800" target="_blank">November 10</a> and <a href="/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20231114-agriculture-0800">14</a>, 2023. </p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><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</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/BC-Agriculture-Council_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">BC Agriculture Council</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UBC-Faculty-of-Land-and-Food-Systems_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">​Dr. Jean-Thomas Cornelis, Dr. Thomas Forge, Dr. DeLisa Lewis, University of British Columbia Faculty of Land and Food Systems</a> </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/aff/Flavia-Egli_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Flavia Egli</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/FarmFolk-CityFolk_White-Paper.pdf" target="_blank">FarmFolk CityFolk</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/aff/Dr-Thomas-Forge-Written-Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Dr. Thomas Forge</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-11-10/GCC_Presentation-Grasslands.pdf" target="_blank">Grasslands Conservation Council of BC</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-11-14/David-Haley_Presentation.pdf">David Haley</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-11-14/Save-Soil_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Isha Foundation</a>  </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/BC-Centre-for-Agritech-Innovation_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Dr. Woo Soo Kim, BC Centre for Agritech Innovation, Simon Fraser University</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/aff/Rachel-Kolof-Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Raquel Kolof</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/Lucent-BioSciences_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Lucent Biosciences</a> </td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-11-10/Minister%27s-Advisory-Group_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Minister's Advisory Group on Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/aff/Ministry-of-Agriculture_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Agriculture and Food</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/Ministry-of-Forests_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Forests</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/Miraterra-Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Miraterra</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-11-14/ONT_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">ONT Holdings INC</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-11-10/Peace-Region-Forage-Seed-Association_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Peace Region Forage Seed Association</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UFV-Food-and-Ag-Institute_Presentation.pdf">Dr. Stefania Pizzirani, Food and Agriculture Institute, University of the Fraser Valley </a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-11-10/George-Powell_Presentation-Agroforestry.pdf" target="_blank">George Powell</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/aff/SSMPA-Presentation.pdf">Smale Scale Meat Producers Association</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" rowspan="1"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/4th-session/aff/2023-06-12/UBC-Farm_Smukler_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">​Dr. Sean Smukler, University of British Columbia Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Farm</a></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/aff/Helen-Zeilstra_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Helen Zeilstra</a></td></tr></tbody></table>

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