Specialty Review 2005

The British Columbia Farm Industry Review Board (BCFIRB) conducted a review of specialty production and new entrant programs to ensure the policies and procedures of British Columbia's five supply management marketing boards and commissions support B.C. specialty markets and new farmers.

On September 1, 2005, BCFIRB released its Policy, Analysis, Principles and Directions paper setting down policy principles.

The primary task of this project was development or updating of programs for specialty (including organic) production and marketing as well as programs to assist the entry of new producers. Following the release of BCFIRB's directions, the marketing boards have finalized new or amended Orders to bring their programs into place.

2005 Specialty Review Decision

Related decisions and correspondence

Ministry of Agriculture Regulated Marketing Policy