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The Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food invites British Columbians to share their thoughts and ideas about agricultural soil, carbon sequestration and related technology in BC.

You can participate by:

  1. Speaking at a public meeting. The deadline to request to speak at a public meeting is now closed. Thank you to those who indicated their interest. Contact or 250-356-2933 or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free in BC) to be placed on a waitlist.
  2. Providing written or video input by November 17.

Please note that any input to parliamentary committees is considered a public document and may be published on the Committee’s website or made available to interested parties, usually following the release of a Committee's report. Please do not include any confidential information.

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The Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food wants to hear from British Columbians about agricultural soil, carbon sequestration and related technology in BC.

Soil carbon sequestration is the process of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil. It is achieved through management practices and carbon rich soil amendments. Carbon-rich, healthy soil enhances agricultural productivity, climate resiliency, and biodiversity.

Practices and technologies associated with carbon sequestration and soil health include (but are not limited to):

  • Tree planting in marginal lands or within crop lands and pastures
  • Rotational grazing
  • Cover cropping
  • Composting and organic amendments
  • Sensing, sampling, and analysis technologies
  • Decision aid and farm management tools

For further detail about carbon sequestration and the Committee’s work, visit the June 12, 2023 meeting details page.

Guiding questions for providing input are outlined below. The questions are also available in PunjabiChinese Simplified, and Chinese Traditional. Your input and the Committee’s consultation are not limited to these questions. The Committee recognizes that farmers, ranchers, producers, growers, processors, Indigenous organizations, and agritech innovators throughout the province may have different perspectives and there may be additional issues not addressed in the questions. As such, you are encouraged to provide any input that reflects your experience and perspectives.

  • What opportunities exist to improve soil health and increase carbon content in BC’s agricultural soils?
  • What are the barriers or risks to adopting practices and technologies that are associated with increased carbon sequestration in the agricultural sector?
  • How can the provincial government support BC’s agritech sector to develop new carbon sequestration innovations?
  • How can the provincial government encourage and support farmers, ranchers, producers, growers, and processors use of made-in-BC innovations to increase carbon sequestration?
  • How can collaboration between farmers, innovators, researchers, and the provincial government be improved?

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Step 1: To provide written, audio or video input, you may upload a file, or you may enter written comments in the comment box. The following file extensions can be uploaded: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, mp3. If your file is over 10 MB in size, please consider sending us your file on a flash drive or using another method. For example, if you would like to share a video file, consider uploading it to a website such as YouTube and providing a link in your submission. To attach a file or document, please click the "Browse" button. To select multiple files or documents, press the Ctrl button on your keyboard as you select files.

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If you require assistance, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250-356-2933 (toll-free in BC at 1-877-428-8337).

The deadline for written input is Friday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific).

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