- December, 2018
As part of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec (OAQ) conference held on October 19, 2018 in Boucherville, Québec, respective presidents M. Michel Duval of OAQ and M. François Laliberté of Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec (OIFQ) signed an agreement that outlines the acts reserved for agroforestry.
In Québec, there is a degree of consensus on the following definition of “agroforestry”:
“Agroforestry is an integrated system that relies on the intentional association of trees or shrubs with crops or livestock and whose interaction generates economic, environmental and social benefits.”
However, when we refer to trees, shrubs, crops, or livestock related to agroforestry systems, it is important to specify the person who can carry out the various diagnoses and professional and agroforestry acts. In the agreement, two tables specifically describe the distribution of reserved acts relating to agroforestry systems on forest and agricultural lands.
Read the agreement (in French only)
- December, 2018
The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) has created a video that demonstrates the exciting careers available in agrology while promoting the profession to students and future agrologists.
- May, 2018
The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA) Provincial Council has approved membership in Agrologists Canada effective June 1, 2018. Mr. JP Ellson, Executive Director and Registrar of the BCIA, will be the AAC board delegate.
Effective January 1, 2018, the BCIA initiated a new registration and entry to practice standard that includes the requirement for 5 additional agrology courses (15 additional agrology credits).
BCIA, at the recommendation of BCIA’s council and with appropriate adjustments for BC specific agrology practices, will adopt the National Education Standard that has been approved by Agrologists-Agronomes Canada for the profession of Agrology.
This move towards meeting the proposed National Education Standard expands acceptable subject matter for foundational courses and increases the number of agrology courses required for acceptance, by 5 extra courses. Read more… New Criteria for BCIA Membership – effective January 1, 2018