Food and Urban Agriculture Plan: Harvesting Our Potential, Kamloops, British Columbia

Jurisdiction Name: Kamloops
State/Province: BC
Country: Canada
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 90,280
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: plan
Year: 2015
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: capacity building, education, food distribution, food processing, food production, food security, food system, food waste, land, local food, plan, retail, urban agriculture, water, water conservation
Adopting Government Department(s):

City of Kamloops Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Kamloops Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department; Kamloops Development and Engineering Services Department
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: City of Kamloops; Plan H, Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund
Policy Outcome(s):

The plan adopts a comprehensive approach for developing and implementing policy by taking into consideration the holistic local food and urban agriculture system. Emphasis is given to healthy social and ecological relationships, the development of an equitable economic system, and education and skills training. Additionally, emphasis is given to developing the urban agriculture system in order for Kamloops to be a leader in local urban agriculture policy and planning. This plan is also meant to assist local governments in incorporating food systems planning into existing policies and sustainability plans.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1Link 2