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Who We Are

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

With 25+ years of experience, we are recognized as the leading provider of high-quality and cost-effective program delivery services for the agriculture and agri-food sector in British Columbia. We have delivered almost $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 Best Management Practices Programs enhance the capacity of producers to maintain competitiveness by adapting and responding to ever-changing environmental conditions.

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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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BC CLIMATE AGRI-SOLUTIONS

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 their sales outside of BC.

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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Agricultural Climate Solutions / Living Lab

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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