Government programs and incentives help agrifoods companies with production, marketing, exporting, innovation and financing. Here are some of the most popular programs. Contact us for a direct referral to any of the programs.
Advance Payments Program (APP) gives producers easier access to credit through cash advances.
AgriFood BC Platform provides information and marketing tools for the agrifood chain.
AgriInnovation Program (AIP) supports research and development in innovative products and practices.
AgriCompetitiveness makes investments to help adapt to market changes.
AgriMarketing helps promote Canadian products in international markets.
Agri-Invest helps farming businesses manage small income declines, and provides support for investments to mitigate risks or improve market income. Companies can make annual deposits based on a percentage of the Allowable Net Sales (ANS) and receive matching government contributions up to $15,000 per year.
Agri-Food Trade Service centralized access to market information, trade counselling and export support activities, which will take the exporter from initial enquiry to foreign market.
AgriStability provides payments when a farmer’s margin falls below 70% of an established reference margin.
BC Agrifood & Seafood Export Program provides funding to participate in international market development activities
BC Agrifood & Seafood Market Development Preparedness Program provides funding to conduct market research and planning activities to take advantage of new market opportunities.
BC Buy Local Program provides marketing funding and support to help promote B.C. agrifoods products. Projects can include in-store promotions, social media or web campaigns, traditional advertising or other ideas.
BC Food Value Chain Development helps parties in a food supply chain work together to retain higher value. Funding assists in developing a value chain development plan.
Bioenterprise BC provides mentorship and business advisory services for agrifoods companies developing innovative products or processes.
Domestic Marketing Program offers market intelligence & advisory services, marketing workshops and business planning training.
Environmental Farm Planning helps improve farm profitability by improving environmental practices, including financial incentives for implementation.
Farm Business Advisory Services helps farm producers assess and improve their finances, with funding to hire business consultant services.
Food & Beverage Processing Initiative provides funding for projects that enhance the competitive position of BC food and beverage processors.
Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC distributes federal and provincial funds in support of innovative projects to benefit the agri-food industry in B.C. Past projects have ranged from conducting research on blueberry diseases, nursery marketing, agritourism and local agricultural planning.
Mitacs builds research partnerships with universities to help solve business and industry challenges. Matching funding is available.
On-Farm Food Safety & Traceability Program offers cost shared funding for food safety traceability assessments, training and implementation of food safety practices.
Post-Farm Food Safety & Traceability Program provides cost-shared funding up to $35,000 to eligible B.C. food and beverage manufacturing facilities to improve their food safety and traceability practices.
Richmond Farm Incubator includes six acres of land granted by the City of Richmond to be used by Kwlantlen’s Richmond Farm School graduates as incubator farm sites for their own start-up agricultural businesses.
Smart Farm BC – Business Development Program helps B.C. farmers learn and implement best practices for agricultural business growth.
Statistics Canada Farm and Farm Operator Data provides accessible farm data in a dynamic web-based product that allows everyone to build customized tables to suit their needs and interests.
Young Agrarians – online business tools for farmers in the areas of finances, marketing, operations, business planning , production & operations.
Use our Funding Portal to search a database of all grants, loans and financing available to agrifoods companies.