PARP Summary Reports
BCFIRB’s Public Accountability and Reporting Project (PARP) Summary Reports compile information and data from B.C.’s eight commodity boards on sector performance targets, governance and quota management and movement into one resource. Appendices provide detailed data on B.C.’s regulated and supply-managed sectors through maps and tables.
PARP is a proactive, transparent approach to supporting and demonstrating effective governance and sound leadership in regulated marketing and supply management for the benefit of B.C.’s agri-food sector and the public.
Regular collection and publication of data and performance measures will help provide the agri-food industry, government, commodity boards and BCFIRB with a deeper understanding of the current state of each regulated sector, regulatory goals and governance performance. Over time, PARP will provide a comprehensive, objective, evidence-based picture of how each sector is evolving over time.
BCFIRB strongly encourages readers to review the individual board PARP and annual reports to learn more about each boards' activities.
The PARP Summary Report is broken down into three main sections:
Sector performance targets communicate the future direction and structure of B.C.’s regulated agricultural sectors. Targets play a key role in supporting strategic decision-making and policy development by the boards, BCFIRB, and government, in the interests of agriculture and the public.
Governance is about how commodity boards operate and make sound decisions in accord with their regulatory duties and responsibilities. Effective, strategic and accountable delivery of legislated regulatory responsibilities by the commodity boards requires good governance and sound decision-making.
Governance Performance Measures are broken in to 4 categories:
- Governance tools and practice
- Financial accountability
- Stakeholder consultation
Quota is a licence to produce. It is a tool established in provincial regulation to manage production volumes of supply managed commodities in B.C. How much quota a producer holds determines the volume of regulated commodity that a producer can grow over a fixed period of time. In B.C. dairy (cow’s milk), eggs, hatching eggs, chicken and turkey are produced under quota. Small volumes of supply managed commodities can be grown in B.C. without quota.
Commodity boards must manage quota in accord with the Natural Products Marketing (BC) Act, the regulations establishing their authorities, and BCFIRB directions.
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