Land use planning for agriculture

Land use planning for agriculture is a key component of the Strengthening Farming Program. Legislative tools housed in B.C.'s Local Government Act and Land Title Act assist local governments and First Nations to encourage a secure and stable working environment for farming and ranching in their communities.

The land use planning for agriculture component focuses on developing strong working relationships between local governments, the farming community and the Province to ensure that agriculture is given appropriate consideration in planning processes. Ministry staff can provide guidance and support through a number of distinct opportunities: