Eligible growers can apply for funding to implement new food safety practices on their farm through government programs and other initiatives.
The BC Agriculture sector offers funding for growers and for industry-related companies. Click here for a list of programs that are offered currently and those that will be implemented in the future.
Currently accepting applications:
Provides land matching and business support services to new farmers looking for land to farm as well as landowners interested in finding someone to farm their land.
- Applications for the BC Agri-Business Planning Program will reopen in April 2021 to support producers and food processors through three business planning streams:
Helps stabilize farm income by managing the risk of large income declines.
It’s affordable, flexible and efficient, and the minimum coverage provides protection against disasters for a low cost.
Supports agri-food and seafood industry organizations to educate their membership about traceability systems, practices, infrastructure and technologies.
Please see here a list of resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including financial, business, and mental health support.
Buy BC Partnership Program
IAF (Investment Agriculture Fund) and the Government of Canada have teamed up to offer a funding program for BC growers, primarily to promote their products in the agriculture sector.
Funding may cover the marketing of blueberry products in media, the creation of new branding material, and other advertising-related activities. Full details are explained here.
This program operates on cost-shared funding, meaning they will match contributions made by growers. Please click here for more information on this initiative.
Applications are now closed and will reopen next year for the new intake. Please read here for more information.