Areas of Practice

Agrology is a broad multidisciplinary field that encompasses the natural, economic and social sciences as related to the practice and understanding of agriculture and natural sciences.  Agrologists, of whom met the requirements for membership according to the definition of Agrology (Agrologists Act 2003), work in a range of jobs from agriculture, natural resources and public administration to mining and fisheries etc. 

Assurance of continuing competence through on-going professional development is critical in meeting the current and the agrologists' responsibility to society. Through lifelong learning, members remain up-to-date in their declared areas of practice, and are informed about the current issues involving the profession of agrology. 

Agrologists Canada:

Once accepted as a BCIA member there are 38 areas of practice designated by the BCIA organized around 4 different sectors that the new member must declare, up to three annually as part of their professional development (PD) report.  You may download a PDF of these areas of practice.

NOTE:  Applicant's courses are reviewed referencing the definition of agrology according to the Agrologists Act, NOT how the courses may fit into BCIA's area(s) of practice.

To find an Agrologist knowledgeable in a particular recognized area of practice, please go to Find an Agrologist

The chart below provides a general idea of possible employment areas an Agrologist (they are not BCIA's identified areas of practice) (click to enlarge)