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Who We Are

The B.C. Investment Agriculture Foundation (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 over $200 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

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.

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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

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Local Government Partnership Program provides funding to help regional districts and municipalities develop and update agricultural planning tools.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
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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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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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Agricultural Climate Solutions

In collaboration with our sector stakeholders, BC Agriculture Council and IAF are teaming up to develop a joint application for the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agricultural Climate Solutions Program!

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