Farming First: Proposed updates to Richmond's Agricultural Viability Strategy

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Thank you to everyone who participated. This engagement has now concluded.

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We are seeking community input on a proposed Farming First Strategy—an update to the 2003 Agricultural Viability Strategy.

Here's how you can participate:

  • Get started now...read the information on this project page and complete the online feedback form before the deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Background

Agriculture is an important part of the local and regional economy, and it is a major land use in Richmond. Over 40 per cent of Richmond’s land base is agricultural; of that, 39 per cent is in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Richmond’s current Agricultural Viability Strategy was completed in 2003, with a goal to understand and manage the City’s agricultural areas and ensure long-term agricultural viability.

The proposed Farming First Strategy includes updated objectives and policies to guide decisions on the land use management of agricultural land, enhance public awareness of agriculture and food security issues, and strengthen agricultural viability in Richmond.

Next steps

Input from the public, as well as from other stakeholders, will be compiled and will inform the proposed Farming First strategy to be presented to Richmond City Council for their consideration.

Than you for your time.


Thank you to everyone who participated. This engagement has now concluded.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

We are seeking community input on a proposed Farming First Strategy—an update to the 2003 Agricultural Viability Strategy.

Here's how you can participate:

  • Get started now...read the information on this project page and complete the online feedback form before the deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Background

Agriculture is an important part of the local and regional economy, and it is a major land use in Richmond. Over 40 per cent of Richmond’s land base is agricultural; of that, 39 per cent is in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Richmond’s current Agricultural Viability Strategy was completed in 2003, with a goal to understand and manage the City’s agricultural areas and ensure long-term agricultural viability.

The proposed Farming First Strategy includes updated objectives and policies to guide decisions on the land use management of agricultural land, enhance public awareness of agriculture and food security issues, and strengthen agricultural viability in Richmond.

Next steps

Input from the public, as well as from other stakeholders, will be compiled and will inform the proposed Farming First strategy to be presented to Richmond City Council for their consideration.

Than you for your time.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for participating.

    This is a mutli-page feedback form, so the responses of the completed pages (not the current page) will be saved until you submit the completed form. This allows you to complete some pages, log out and log back in again/return to the survey at a later stage to complete and submit the form.

    The deadline to submit your responses is Sunday, February 16, 2020.

    Thank you for participating.

    This is a mutli-page feedback form, so the responses of the completed pages (not the current page) will be saved until you submit the completed form. This allows you to complete some pages, log out and log back in again/return to the survey at a later stage to complete and submit the form.

    The deadline to submit your responses is Sunday, February 16, 2020.


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