The Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund (TFCF) is transitioning to the Tree Fruit Industry Stabilization Plan.

In November 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food published The Path Forward: A Blueprint for B.C.’s Tree Fruit Industry. IAF and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food are now working to transition the TFCF to the Tree Fruit Industry Stabilization Plan to ensure the remaining funds support initiatives that have sound business rationale and whole sector benefits based on recommendations of the Plan.

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Announced in February 2018, the B.C. Government’s Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund provided up to $5 million in funding over four years to support marketing, infrastructure, and research to support a competitive tree fruit sector in B.C.

Following a 2021 review the the TFCF, the Government of BC put the program on-hold to ensure it best meets the needs of the BC Tree Fruit Industry.

All approved and on-going projects of the TFCF will continue, but no additional applications will be accepted.

What’s Next?

IAF and the Government of BC are working to develop the new Tree Fruit Industry Stabilization Plan. We hope to have a Steering Committee, made up of Tree Fruit Industry experts, in place shortly, with identified initiatives for funding soon after.

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Funding Acknowledgement Requirements

Project materials must recognize the funding provided by the Government of BC to qualify for cost-sharing.

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Path Forward

In November 2021, the BC Government published a new study on the BC Tree Fruit industry: The Path Forward: A Blueprint for B.C.’s Tree Fruit Industry.

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Tree Fruit Study

As part of the original Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund, a study was commissioned to identify key priorities.

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Please note: the Government of BC may, from time to time, give instructions to IAF in relation to the delivery and administration of this program. IAF must and will comply with those instructions.