Other Programs

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

Poultry Biosecurity Program

This program was created to help the BC industry develop enhanced on-farm biosecurity programs and an emergency response program that can be immediately activated to prevent a detected outbreak from spreading.

Funding is available for projects that address the following key activity areas identified in the Poultry Industry Biosecurity/Emergency Response Strategic Plan:

  • Implement enhanced bio-security protocols
  • Develop an emergency response management plan that links to the provincial FADES plan
  • Develop an effective and comprehensive risk management program


  • Industry Groups
  • Those carrying out projects that will benefit everyone in the sector


Emergency Response Strategic Plan

Emergency Response Work Plan

Learn More About the Program

If you would like more information or are interested in applying to the Poultry Biosecurity Program, please contact us.

Livestock Waste Tissue Initiative

The Livestock Waste Tissue Initiative supports local governments in developing emergency response plans for livestock disposal in the event of a disease outbreak or other natural disaster.

Funding is available to help communities prepare plans for the efficient and safe disposal of all livestock carcasses generated during an emergency in BC.

Whether in response to disease outbreak or a natural disaster, disposal plans need to be implemented immediately and are to integrate local, regional, provincial and federal governments.

Learn More About LWTI

If you would like more information or are interested in applying to the Livestock Waste Tissue Initiative, please contact us.

Agricultural Area Planning Program

This program has been reviewed and will be re-launching in spring 2021. Our goal is for applications to open in mid-April, with projects starting around mid-June. Further information, subscribe to our Growing Today Newsletter, where all program updates are announced.

Learn More About Ag Area Planning

If you would like more information or are interested in applying to the Agricultural Area Planning Program, please contact us.