Biosecurity & Surveillance

The Biosecurity & Surveillance program uses a risk management approach to fund projects.

Eligible projects include:

  • Industry and commodity groups focusing on education, awareness and implementation of on-farm biosecurity plans.
  • Disease surveillance projects for plant or animal diseases developed by Ministry of Agriculture experts working closely with industry and commodity groups.
  • Invasive plant management projects led by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

Examples of projects funded through this program include:

  • Apple Maggot/Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Surveillance and Outreach in South Western B.C. Crops
  • BC Pork Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network (CSHIN) Biosecurity Early Warning Project
  • Establishing the B.C. Node of the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre: A Five Year Plan
  • Improving Biosecurity Measures for Greenhouse Vegetables to Mitigate Threats from Potential Plant Pathogens
  • Invasive Plant Management: Smartphone App for Producers
  • Surveillance for Occurrence and Spread of Blueberry Scorch and Shock Viruses in B.C. Blueberry Field