Traceability Knowledge Transfer
The Traceability Knowledge Transfer 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 is mandatory for BC livestock operators as of July 1, 2022. BC Premises ID registration forms and brochures must be made available to event attendees.
Eligible industry organizations (applicants) include:
- Agriculture, food, or seafood industry associations
- Farmers’ Institutes
- 4-H clubs
Examples of traceability events
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
How to apply
Applications to fund a speaker or events focused on traceability can be submitted during the spring and fall intake periods of the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Program (KTTP). More information on the KTTP and the intake periods are available on the program’s website or by contacting Knowledge.Transfer@gov.bc.ca.
Applicants interested in applying to fund traceability events outside of the KTTP intake periods can contact Crystal.Chan@gov.bc.ca.
Funding for the Traceability Knowledge Transfer program is provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.