The Southern Gulf Islands (SGI) Food and Agriculture Strategy is made up of a series of important and useful REPORTS (from 2014 to early 2017). The main goals were to assist island food producers with the extreme challenges facing them, and also to maintain and increase island food security. This was by gathering together all pertinent data, analyzing all relevant factors, and then producing recommendations and reference materials for future use.
Many of the key Ag Strategy recommendations are now embodied in the inter-island collaboration and practical projects that the new GULF ISLANDS FOOD CO-OP (GIFC) started creating in the fall of 2017! The way forward can now be guided by what Southern Gulf Islands food producers, food groups, and other supporters decide to prioritize for practical action.
The invaluable Food & Ag Strategy documents were released from 2014 to April, 2017, by 4 Consultants and a CRD Planner working together with a Steering Committee of food producers and community members. You can see the resulting reports BELOW: