What is The Climate Change Adaptation Program?
The Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP) is led by industry with the goal of helping producers successfully adapt to the impacts of a changing climate. CCAP provides funding for the development and implementation of collaborative regional adaptation strategies, innovative adaptation action at the farm level and industry communication. CCAP does this through its two sub-programs – the Regional Adaptation Program and the Farm Adaptation Innovator Program. The funding for these programs is fully allocated.
Regional Adaptation Program (RAP)
The Regional Adaptation Program (RAP) defines regional strategic priorities in the context of climate change and delivers collaborative projects for agricultural adaptation. The program enables partnerships to be built across the BC agriculture sector and all levels of government to address the defined priorities. The Regional Adaptation Program has developed adaptation plans specific for each region. These plans identify and prioritize climate issues, and include climate projections, details about impacts to agriculture, prioritized climate issues, and regionally specific strategies and actions. RAP involves regional working groups, many of which have stayed involved in the projects that have resulted in each region.
Farm Adaptation Innovator Program (FAIP)
The Farm Adaptation Innovator Program (FAIP) delivers funding for farm-level, applied research projects that help producers adapt to the impacts of climate change. Projects bring together researchers, farmers, agricultural organizations, educational institutions, technical experts and others.