Adaptation and Development of Agricultural Production Technology Council
The Prince Edward Island council is called the Adaptation Development Agricultural Production Technology Council Inc., or the ADAPT Council Inc. It is a non-profit incorporated organization made up of 11 members representing community groups, agri-business groups and farm organizations and one non-voting ex-officio member from the provincial government and one from the federal government. The ADAPT Council will administer and distribute the Prince Edward Island portion of the CARD funding.
The primary objective of the ADAPT Council will be to assist primary and secondary agriculture to adapt to, and become more competitive within, the realities of the changing global marketplace while strengthening the leadership and management of sustainable agricultural production. For more information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PEI Soil and Crop Improvement Association
The PEISCIA is the face and voice of soil conservation in Prince Edward Island. Originally is was set up as an extension arm of the provincial government but in recent years it has removed that support. It is now a provincial, non-governmental, independent organization providing a non-partisan public forum to speak and act for soil conservation.
PEISCIA is committed to the conservation and wise-use of the agricultural land base on Prince Edward Island by support and developing management tools and techniques that will sustain healthy land and water resources.
National Farmers Union
Member families of the National Farmers Union believe that through an organization which represents all commodities produced in Canada, it is possible to promote the family farm as the most appropriate and efficient means of agricultural production. Our goal is to work together to achieve agricultural policies which will ensure dignity and security of income for farm families while enhancing the land for future generations
Federated Women's Institute of PEI
Women's Institute is an organization made up of approximately 2000 members across the province. The first W.I. was founded in Stoney Creek, Ontario in 1897. The first on PEI was established in 1911. Associated Country Women of the World is the international affiliation.
Mission Statement: W.I. is an educational organization for personal growth, the family and community action.
The Island Nature Trust
The Island Nature Trusts is a non-profit organization devoted to the protection and management of natural areas. The aims are to acquire lands to be held in trust for future generations and to manage lands as an example of appropriate and sustained use.
The Trust is governed by a general council composed of 12 members of the Trust and representatives of the P.E.I.Museum and Heritage Foundation, the P.E.I. Wildlife Federation, the P.E.I. Natural History Society, and the University of P.E.I. Biology Department.
In 1979 the Island Nature Trust was incorporated as the first private nature trust in Canada. Concerned organizations and citizens decided to form one group devoted to the protection and management of natural areas.
Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association
The Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association is a non-profit organization based in Summerside, PEI, which is governed by a board of directors that broadly represents the citizens of the area and its resource-based industries.
In the Bedeque Bay watershed where potato production is the most intense in the province and where most of the land is clear, lower rates of soil fertility, increased soil erosion and related land-use issues are the dominant environmental issues.
The PEI Federation of Agriculture
The PEI Federation of Agriculture has been the united voice for Island farmers since 1941. More than 300 farm families are members of the Federation. Membership dues, a provincial grant and program delivery accounts for the organization's revenue. The Federation currently employs a full-time Executive Director, Secretary, Farm Safety and Health Co-Ordinator and Policy Analyst. The PEI Federation of Agriculture is the administrative headquarters for the Canadian Agriculture Safety Program (CASP) which employs a full-time Program Officer. The Central District of the Federation of Agriculture employs a part-time Project Co-Ordinator for the New Farmer Mentoring Program.
"Co-operation when possible; opposition when necessary." Meaningful discussion, coupled with tough negotiation, can in most cases bring about improved changes on the agricultural scene and still maintain our position as a credible sector of society. The Federation also believes that government should not plan for people, but rather should help people plan for themselves.