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

  • Agriculture Adaptation Research Workshop 2021

    Watch the recordings from the virtual part of the December 2021 annual provincial workshop.

    Workshop program & recordings
  • BC Research on Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture

    ACARN members have been actively working on research to better understand how best to decrease GHG emissions and increase carbon sequestration in the BC agricultural sector.

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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 with the aim to more effectively address climate adaptation research needs in the BC agriculture industry through increased collaboration. The network supports provincial research, engages in interdisciplinary projects and actively promotes knowledge sharing of climate-related agricultural research and resources. Partners and members include agricultural researchers, industry specialists, policymakers, producers and students from across BC and beyond.

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.

Strategic Plan

For more information on the network, check out the ACARN Strategic Plan for 2019-2023

ACARN Strategic Plan

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.