2017 BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Workshop
8th December 2017
The BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network (ACARN) partnered with the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative (CAI) to host a workshop on climate change adaptation research in the British Columbia agriculture sector- click here to view the Workshop Summary Report
The primary objectives for the workshop included:
Enhance linkages between researchers and industry representatives.
Share information on current climate change adaptation research in the BC agriculture industry.
Establish strategies for climate change adaptation research extension.
Discuss climate change adaptation priorities and establish strategies for developing applied research projects.
Develop research teams and projects to address climate change adaptation priorities in the BC agriculture industry.
The first workshop day focused on knowledge transfer and included a variety of presentations and panel sessions focusing on climate adaptation research, extension and industry engagement. The second day was predominantly focused on the development of climate adaptation research projects.
Primary outcomes from the workshop included:
New linkages between academic, government and industry groups involved with climate change adaptation research in BC.
Knowledge transfer on current climate adaptation research projects in BC from a wide range of research disciplines.
Preliminary discussions on methods to enhance climate adaptation research extension and mechanisms to better connect researchers to industry priorities.
Information on potential funding opportunities to support network research projects.
Early development of ACARN research projects and research teams.
In addition to these outcomes, the workshop discussions provided important information which will guide future steps to further establish ACARN.