Other Programs

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

If you or your organization is interested in applying for any of the following programs, please contact funding(at)iafbc.ca to speak with one of our Program Managers.

Agri-Food Futures Fund

The Agri-Food Futures Fund (AFFF) helps BC’s agricultural and food processing sectors pursue various opportunities and develop solutions. Since 2001, AFFF has contributed more than $21 million to projects in the areas of agri-tourism, environmental management, Aboriginal agriculture, food and beverage processing, agro-forestry, emerging sectors and more.

Projects currently funded through AFFF must have broad benefit to BC’s agriculture and agri-food sector (i.e. not proprietary to a single individual or firm). Projects should align with one or more of the following program priorities:

  • Facilitate the growth and development of emerging agriculture sectors;
  • Enhance the stability of established agriculture and agri-food sectors;
  • Promote the integration of environmental values and responsible stewardship practices; and,
  • Improve food quality and safety measures in the food processing sector.

Please note that AFFF does not provide funding for business start-ups, expansions or capital expenditures.

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


Emergency Response Strategic Plan

Emergency Response Work Plan

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.

Agriculture Area Planning Program

This program is currently under review. The review and the updated program status will be available in Spring 2020. 


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Please contact us at funding(at)iafbc.ca to learn more about:

  • Program eligibility
  • Program requirements
  • To start the application process