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Food and Agriculture Institute

Maximizing the ROI

Farming for the future: Maximizing the return on investment of agricultural land preservation

‌The Lower Mainland's agricultural lands support an industry producing 1.2 billion dollars worth of agricultural products annually. However, competition from other land uses continues to put pressure on the Agricultural Land Reserve. This project studied the utilization of agricultural lands in the Lower Mainland with a focus on maximizing the return on our investment in farmland preservation.


Harris, G., Nixon, D., Newman, L., & Mullinix, K. (2016). Delineating the Southwest British Columbia bioregion for food system design and planning: A practical approach. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 6(4), 71-86.