Growing Forward 2

Growing Forward 2 is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial policy framework for Canada’s agriculture and agrifood sector. It is the basis for coordinated, cost-shared programs to help the sector become more competitive and innovative.

In British Columbia, the federal and provincial governments will invest an estimated $427 million in Growing Forward 2 from 2013-2018.

Programs Accepting Applications

B.C. Agrifood & Seafood Export Program

Eligible businesses and associations can apply for funding to participate in international market development activities.

B.C. Agrifood & Seafood Market Development Preparedness Program

Eligible businesses and associations can apply for funding to conduct market research and planning activities to take advantage of new market opportunities.

Beneficial Management Practices Program

Farm operations can apply for financial incentives to implement actions identified in on-farm environmental action plans.

Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program

Eligible recipients can apply for funding to support late stage research, pilot and pre-commercial demonstration projects that lead to the commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, processes, practices and technologies in B.C.

Environmental Farm Plan Program

Farm operations can apply for assistance to complete agri-environmental risk assessments.

Farm Business Advisory Services

Agriculture producers can access financial analysis and specialized business planning services.

Farm Business Speaker Program

Agricultural associations can apply for funding to host farm business management speakers at industry events.

First Nations Agriculture Business Development

First Nations communities can access agricultural opportunities assessments and business planning services.

On-Farm Food Safety & Traceability Program

On-farm businesses can apply for funding to implement food safety and traceability practices.

Premises ID

Livestock and poultry premises can register for the BC Premises Identification Program in support of the National Agriculture and Food Traceability System.

Traceability Speaker Funding

Agriculture organizations and associations can apply for funding to host educational events on traceability principles, systems and technologies.

Programs Not Accepting Applications

Ministry staff work with other government agencies and industry partners to identify and develop projects under these programs.



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Growing Forward 2 Federal Programs

B.C. Agrifood Resource Guide

AgPal Program & Service Finder

Contact Information

AgriService BC

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