• The 2019 BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Workshop

    Registration is now open for the 2019 provincial workshop - join us Dec. 2-3 in Kelowna, BC

  • A Provincial Network for Climate Change Adaptation Research in the British Columbia Agriculture Sector

  • The BC Agriculture and Climate Change Education Series

    This 4 part interactive series was hosted at eight university locations across the province. Live and in-studio videos for each module are now available.

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  • Join the ACARN community!

    Become an ACARN member and be a part of the provincial network for agriculture and climate change research

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Welcome to the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network

The British Columbia (BC) Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network (ACARN) was launched in May of 2017 to improve linkages and collaboration among agricultural researchers, industry specialists, policy-makers, students and producers from across the province. The aim of this collaboration is to develop an effective network approach to address climate adaptation research needs in the BC agriculture industry by enhancing provincial research, promoting interdisciplinary projects, and improving the efficient use of climate adaptation resources. The network also works closely with the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative to enhance research extension strategies in the province.

Mission

Enhance climate change adaptation research in the BC agriculture industry by promoting the sharing of research information, expertise, and resources in the province

Vision

Be a provincial hub that fosters a collaborative approach for agricultural climate change adaptation research and extension strategies in British Columbia.

What does the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network do?

Promotes the sharing of research information and resources

The network promotes the sharing of research information between researchers, policymakers, and specialist involved with climate change adaptation in British Columbia.

Coordinates network research projects

The network coordinates projects which are either interdisciplinary, cross-commodity, provincial in scope, or multi-institutional.

Enhances the accessibility of research outcomes

The network works closely with the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative to connect researchers with producers and policy-makers

Trains future researchers and outreach specialists

The network provides students and new professionals with learning opportunities for climate change adaptation research and extension in the BC agriculture industry.