Resources

Agribusiness Programs, Funding, and Incentives

BC Agri-Business Planning Program

The B.C. Agri- Business Planning Program offers two distinct streams of support for agri-businesses:

  • Specialized business planning to enable producers and processors to make more informed decisions and strengthen their business
  • Disaster recovery planning to help producers implement an immediate and long-term disaster recovery plan

Eligible applicants can access up to $5,000 for individuals and $30,000 for groups for business planning services from a Qualified Business Consultant.

Apply here

BC Agrifood & Seafood Market Development Program

Provides funding to support businesses to develop marketing skills, purchase market research, create marketing plans and expand export sales.

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AgriService BC

Find information and resources for multiple subjects including New Farmers, Agri-Tourism, Drought Management and the BC Agrifood Resource Guide.

BC Land Matching Program

The BC Land Matching Program (BCLMP) 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.

Canada-BC Agri-Innovation

The Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program is designed to accelerate the pace of agrifood related innovation to enhance the sector’s competitiveness, sustainability, productivity and resiliency.

Innovation funding supports projects related to:

  • Research and Development
  • Pilot and Demonstration
  • Commercialization and Adoption

Farm Adaptation Innovator Program

The Farm Adaptation Innovator Program (FAIP) seeks to build adaptive capacity and encourage the adoption of effective farm practices to help mitigate impacts related to climate change by supporting projects that:

  • Promote innovation in farm practices, approaches and technologies that support climate change adaptation
  • Demonstrate farm practices that reduce weather related production risks, and identify new production opportunities
  • Develop informational and knowledge sharing resources and support increased sector capacity to support adaptation

Greenhouse Carbon Tax Relief Grant

The BC government is providing carbon tax relief to commercial greenhouses. The grant covers 80 per cent of the carbon tax paid on natural gas and propane used for greenhouse heating and CO2 production.

Innovation in Agriculture

The government innovation programs aim to transform ideas into new and sustainable solutions for the agrifood sector. The programs enable the development, piloting, commercialization and adoption of new products, practices, processes and technologies, making producers and processors more competitive and sustainable.

Insurance & Income Protection

Agricultural producers can protect their business against severe market volatility and disaster situations.

Agriculture & Seafood Programs

View all the current programs here.

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