Getting Started in Agroforestry: Part 4, Production Setting

Getting started in agroforestry requires an assessment of your agroforestry production setting. This includes the biophysical potential, existing infrastructure and other resources, as well as the rules and regulations you must follow.

‘Tragedy of the Commons’ Redux

The emergence of the NTFP industry in BC has raised concerns about its impact on the forest ecosystems and on the aboriginal and other traditional users who depend on them. Without some concrete actions towards legitimizing and regulating the NTFP industry in BC then the price we will all pay for continued inaction is loss of part of our collective natural heritage and the loss of the opportunities to develop sustainable rural jobs and economic stability.