Media Contacts

Dave Townsend

Media Relations
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
250 356-7098
250 889-5945 (mobile)


Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech Network

The Province is establishing the Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech Network (RAAN) to drive transformation and modernization in the agriculture sector.

Through the RAAN, the ministries will bring together the experience and expertise needed to:

  • increase farm profitability and employment opportunities;
  • strengthen the provincial food system and increase the amount of food produced;
  • improve the environmental sustainability of farming; and
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon.

Establishing a network will help ensure farmers have the support to combine new agritech, such as machine-visioning and mesh networks, with regenerative agricultural practices.

The regenerative approach covers new and existing technologies that aim to restore soils, water and biodiversity health to improve overall ecosystem services and make farmland more resilient to climate change.

Agritech, in support of regenerative agriculture, will also mitigate climate change by sequestering greenhouse gases and reducing on-farm outputs.

The RAAN will facilitate the necessary collaboration with farmers, producers, industry and academia to address major challenges, such as the increased cost of resources for food production (e.g., land and water), labour shortages and the impacts of climate change.