Knowledge and Technology Transfer Program

The Knowledge and Technology Transfer Program (KTTP) is now accepting applications September 1 - 30, 2022 for the fall intake period through an online application process. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please download and review the Program Guide (PDF, 985 KB) for full details.

Stream 1: Subject Matter Expert for Knowledge Development application

Stream 2: Hands on Learning for Skill and Knowledge Development application

NEW! Stream 3: Hands on Learning Focused on Regenerative Agriculture application

The objective of the KTTP is to increase the competitiveness, resiliency, and innovation of the British Columbia (B.C.) agriculture and food sector through facilitated knowledge and technology transfer.

The cost-shared reimbursement program is intended to strategically support B.C.’s producers and processors to innovate and adapt to changing environmental, production, and market conditions through practical, applied knowledge and skill development to ensure behaviour change.

Priority may be given to topics covering the Ministry of Agriculture and Food’s strategic extension priorities as noted in the mandate letter such as, but are not limited to:

  • Climate Action
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Labour
  • Technology
  • Production   
  • Farm Business Management

The purpose of your activity in any of the above topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationship Development
  • Production/Adaptation
  • Production Capacity
  • Business/Economic Advancements
  • Technical Training
  • Resource Management
  • Sector Innovation
  • Sector Competitiveness
  • Sector Resilience

Eligible applicants may apply under one of three streams dependent upon their Knowledge and Technology Transfer activities and objectives:

Total Cost-Shared Eligible Amount - up to $1,500 (applicant must demonstrate cost-sharing contributions through cash or in-kind donation)

Subject Matter Expert activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Conferences
  • Events
  • AGMs
  • Community Meetings
 

Stream 2: Hands on Learning for Skill and Knowledge Development

Total Cost-Shared Eligible Amount - up to $7,500 (applicant must demonstrate cost-sharing contributions through cash or in-kind donation)

Activities that support the development of skills and competencies such as, but not limited to:

  • Field Days/Research Trials
  • Farm Tours
  • Technology Training
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Experiential Learning

Total Cost-Shared Eligible Amount - up to $7,500 (applicant must demonstrate cost-sharing contributions through cash or in-kind donation)

Activities that aim to increase participants knowledge and competencies regarding ability to restore soils, water, and biodiversity health to improve their farming ecosystem such as, but not limited to:

  • Field Days/Research Trials
  • Farm Tours
  • Technology Training
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Experiential Learning

 

Traceability Knowledge Transfer Program applicants

Applicants interested in applying for funding to support a speaker or event focused on food, seafood or livestock traceability can apply using the Stream One or Stream Two application form above. More information on the Traceability Knowledge Transfer (TKT) Program delivered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food is available on the program’s website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/programs/traceability-knowledge-transfer

Some examples of Traceability Knowledge Transfer events include:

  • Importance of traceability in sustainable business strategies and how it can improve food safety, risk management and scalability of business
  • Current and emerging technologies and resources in addressing food fraud
  • Traceability and best management practices for small farms
  • Hands-on demonstration and training session with vendor(s) on the use of dedicated traceability software and equipment

Funding for the Knowledge and Technology Transfer program is provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

If you require more information, or if you have any questions please contact Knowledge.Transfer@gov.bc.ca.

 

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