This five-year Federal-Provincial cost-shared program, funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, enables B.C.’s agriculture and agri-food sectors to accelerate the pace of innovation.
Funding is available for activities that have been identified to advance innovation and competitiveness in B.C.’s agriculture, agri-food or agri-products sectors. Such activities may include the late-stage research and development, piloting and demonstration, and commercialization and adoption of innovative products, practices, processes or technologies for:
- The advancement of plant, animal and food science
- The management of energy and waste
- Improvements in soil, water and air quality
- Climate change adaptation
Eligible applicants include producers, processors, industry associations, private businesses, academic institutions, regional districts and local governments.
Funding is expected to be cost-shared, with significant potential for net benefit to the industry or agri-food region of the province. Eligible projects may be funded up to 75% in cases where the potential benefit to industry is demonstrated to be substantial. This program cannot duplicate the federal Agri-Innovate Program.