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Who We Are

The Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAF) delivers programs and services to support a thriving agriculture and agri-food sector in British Columbia.

With 25+ years of experience, IAF is recognized as the leading provider of high-quality and cost-effective program delivery services for the agriculture and agri-food sector in BC. Since 1996, we have delivered more than $250 million to industry on behalf of the federal and provincial governments.

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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.

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SERVE INDUSTRY

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

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ALIGN NEEDS

We facilitate partnership by aligning industry needs with public programs.

DELIVER SUCCESS

For 25+ years, we have effectively administered funding and strategically invested in projects – yielding tangible results.

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Our Members

Comprised of industry associations, our members are responsible for IAF’s highest level of operations.

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Our Board

IAF’s Board of Directors is an industry-appointed Board that drives the strategic direction of IAF.

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Our Team

A professional and dedicate group, our team has a wealth of technical and administrative expertise.

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Programs We Deliver

ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN

The Environmental Farm Plan and Beneficial Management Practices Programs enhance the capacity of producers to maintain competitiveness by adapting and responding to ever-changing environmental conditions.

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BENEFICIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

The BMP program is a complementary, on-farm cost-shared incentive program to assist farm and ranch operations to mitigate some of the risks identified in the farm-specific Environmental Farm Plans (EFPs).

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BC CLIMATE AGRI-SOLUTIONS FUND

The BC Climate Agri-Solutions Fund help farmers tackle climate change by adopting beneficial managing practices (BMPs).

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LIVING LAB / AGRICULTRAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

In collaboration with our sector stakeholders, IAF is receiving funding from the federal government to establish a Living Lab in British Columbia.

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FARMLAND ADVANTAGE

Farmland Advantage is a research and development program that works with farmers to protect and conserve critical, natural lands, streams and habitats in British Columbia.

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INDIGENOUS FOOD SYSTEMS

The Indigenous Food Systems & Agriculture Partnership Program (IFSAP) supports First Nations and Indigenous communities, businesses, and organizations within the agriculture and food sector.

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TREE FRUIT INDUSTRY STABILIZATION

Tree Fruit Industry Stabilization Program supports initiatives that have sound business rationale and whole sector benefits based on recommendations of the Tree Fruit Industry Stabilization Plan developed by the Government of BC.

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CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

The Climate Change Adaptation Program is led by industry with the goal of helping producers successfully adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.

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BEE BC

This program supports small scale regional/community-based projects to research, explore, field-test and share information about best management practices associated with bee health in British Columbia.

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MARKET DEVELOPMENT

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

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BUY BC

Buy BC Partnership Program provides cost-shared funding and a recognizable Buy BC logo to help BC’s agrifood and seafood sector market their products and increase sales within BC

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INNOVATION

The Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program 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.

PROGRAM NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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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 Tree Fruit Strategic Industry Stabilization, Livestock Waste Tissue Initiative and more.

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