About IAF

The BC Investment Agriculture Foundation (IAF) is an industry led, not for profit society that creates funding opportunities to support the thriving BC Agriculture and Agri-food sector through the effective delivery of programs.

Cultivating Prosperity

BCAC and IAF have teamed up to harness the power of agriculture and agri-foods in BC and embark on Cultivating Prosperity. With this project, we hope to lay the foundation for the development of a new vision for the agriculture and agri-food sector.

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Programs

We deliver a variety of government programs to assist the agriculture and agri-food industry in BC. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a local marketing or an export opportunity, enhancing environmental sustainability or developing a new product or process, funding is available to help turn your idea into reality.

Buy BC Cost-Shared Funding Program

Buy BC Partnership Program Cost-Shared Funding is available to applicants to undertake sector/product specific marketing and promotional activities to increase consumer demand and sales of BC agrifood and seafood products within the Province.

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CAP: Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program

The CBCAIP assists BC agri-food producers, value-added food processors, academia, and others in the agri-food sector industry to accelerate the pace of innovation along the innovation continuum.

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CAP: BC Agrifood & Seafood Market Development Program

The B.C. Agri-food and Seafood Market Development Program helps B.C. agri-food producers, agri-food and seafood processors, co-operatives and associations to identify, assess, target and develop market opportunities to increase their sales outside of B.C.

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Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund

Announced in February 2018, the B.C. government’s Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund provides up to $5 million in funding over four years to support marketing, infrastructure, and research to support a competitive tree fruit sector in B.C.

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Bee BC Program

Announced in 2018, the Bee BC Program provides up to $350,000 in funding over four years to support small scale regional/community-based projects to research, explore, field-test and share information about best management practices associated with bee health.

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Other Programs

IAF delivers a variety of government programs to assist the agriculture and food processing industries in BC.

These include the Agri-Food Futures Fund, Agriculture & Agri-food Adaptation Programs, the Agriculture Area Planning Program and more.

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How Funding Works

Whether you’re interested in pursuing a local or international marketing opportunity or developing a new product or process, funding is available to help turn your idea into reality.

    • 1. Initial concept

      Review funding opportunities to see if your project idea is eligible for funding.

    • 2. Register Organization

      Register your organization in IAF's online application portal.

    • 3. Eligibility

      Eligibility for program funding is determined.

    • 4. Complete an Application

      You're invited to complete an application - this can be a multiple step process.

    • 5. Funding Decision

      Cost-shared funding is highly sought after, for many programs funding decisions are a competitive process.

    What We Do

    We offer solutions to deliver programs and navigate change while never losing sight of the industry we serve.

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    Deliver Programs

    We provide contextual knowledge and industry expertise with a client focus.

    Serve Industry

    We assist eligible clients access government funding opportunities to innovate and increase competitivity.

    Align Needs

    We facility partnership by aligning industry needs with public programs.

    Deliver Success

    For more than 20 years, we have effectively administered funding and strategically invested in projects – yielding tangible results.

    News

    Learn about recent projects and their impact in the Agriculture and Agri-food sector.

    Protecting BC Agriculture, BCFB donates PPE

    BC Food & Beverage worked together with BC Agriculture Council to donate their remaining PPE after the conclusion of the Protecting our People program.

    BC Cranberry Contest Sparks Creative Juices

    A dual campaign celebrating a favourite fall BC berry helped brighten a tumultuous 2020, thanks to the BC Cranberry Marketing Commission (BCCMC). Tailored […]

    IAF Helps Livestock Sector Tackle Disposal Challenges

    With increasing focus on the safety and security of our local ag sector, developing collaborative solutions to industry’s most pressing issues has never […]