Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Last updated on May 8, 2024

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is responsible for the production, marketing, processing and merchandising of agriculture and seafood products, as well as supporting our province’s food security, and developing a resilient food system and economy.

Featured topics

  • Ministry's response to droughts
    Important information for producers directly impacted by drought in B.C.
  • AgriStability
    Targeted advance payments and late participation to assist B.C. producers dealing with income decline from droughts, wildfires and extreme weather as well as declines due to market conditions, production loss or increased costs of production.
  • Buy BC
    Discover the amazing variety of B.C. foods and the funding and promotional support available for B.C. producers.
  • Feed BC
    ​Details on how Food Hubs are supporting regional food processing and food security, and how more B.C. food is being served in public institutions. 
  • Animals and Crops 
    Resources for growers including: financial programs, diagnostic services, production information, and pest management practices.
  • Food Safety
    Resources for safe food production and processing, using the best available preventative food safe practices to protect public health and market stability.
  • Treefruit Stabilization
    The ministry is leading an effort to help stabilize B.C.’s tree fruit industry.  These efforts are in response to the challenging circumstances growers, particularly apple growers, are experiencing
  • Emergency Management
    Prepare for emergencies and disasters like wildfires, droughts and floods.
  • Disease Reporting
    Discover the defining elements of reportable and notifiable diseases and see which require reporting to safeguard animal populations and public health in B.C.

Featured services

  • Agriculture and Seafood Programs
    Apply to funding and advisory programs that support producers and food processors in the agriculture and seafood sector. 
  • AgriService BC
    Find popular agricultural topics that may be of interest.
  • Animal Health Centre
    A full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory, located in the Abbotsford Agriculture Centre.
  • Insurance and Income Protection
    Learn how to protect your business against severe market volatility and disaster situations.
  • Statistics
    Census of Agriculture, industry & sector profiles, market analysis, and trade statistics.


Honourable Pam Alexis

Minister of Agriculture and Food

Peter Pokorny

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food