Traceability Knowledge Transfer

The Traceability Knowledge Transfer (TKT) program provides funding support to agriculture, food, and seafood industry organizations for the purpose of educating their membership about traceability systems, practices, infrastructure and technologies.

Industry organizations may apply for funding to support knowledge and (or) skills development on a relevant traceability topic. These topics may include (but are not limited to): 

  • General traceability
  • Livestock traceability
  • Traceability in food production
  • Traceability in food processing

Note: Activities focused on livestock traceability must include a discussion about premises identification. Registration with the BC Premises ID Program will be mandatory for BC livestock operators in 2022. BC Premises ID registration forms and brochures must be made available to event attendees.

Eligible applicants

Eligible industry organizations (applicants) include:

  • Agriculture, food, or seafood industry associations
  • Farmer’s Institutes
  • 4-H clubs

Eligible activities

Subject Matter Expert for Knowledge Development ($1,500)

Eligible applicants may apply for up to $1,500 to bring traceability subject matter experts to speak at industry events such as workshops, seminars, annual general meetings (AGMs) or community meetings to build knowledge about traceability systems, processes, practices, or technologies.

Eligible costs may include speaker fees, hotel and travel, activity marketing materials, equipment rentals, and administration costs (administration costs may not exceed 10% of total project costs).  

A full list of eligible and ineligible costs is included on the TKT application form (PDF, 212 KB).

How to apply

  1. Download a copy of the application form (PDF, 212 KB)
  2. Submit your completed application form to:

Crystal Chan
BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
1767 Angus Campbell Road
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2M3

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until all program funding has been allocated. Funding for the TKT is provided by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Applicants interested in applying for funding to support a speaker for events focused on regenerative agriculture, climate action, addressing labour challenges, farm business management, and production can apply to the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Program (KTTP). More information on the KTTP is available on the program’s website.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Government of British Columbia, Government of Canada