ValueEligible projects may be funded up to 75% in cases where the potential benefit to industry is demonstrated to be substantial.
This five-year Federal-Provincial cost-shared program, funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, enables B.C.’s agriculture and agri-food sectors to accelerate the pace of innovation. The CBCAIP allows industry, academia, value-added food processors, retailers and others to access funding for projects involving late-stage research; pilots and demonstrations; as well as the commercialization and adoption of innovative products, technologies and practices for the agriculture, food or agri-products sector.
Eligible applicants include producers, processors, industry associations, private businesses, academic institutions, regional districts and local governments.
Funding is available for activities that have been identified to advance innovation and competitiveness in B.C.’s agriculture, agri-food or agri-products sectors. Such activities may include the late-stage research and development, piloting and demonstration, and commercialization and adoption of innovative products, practices, processes or technologies for:
- The advancement of plant, animal and food science
- The management of energy and waste
- Improvements in soil, water and air quality
- Climate change adaptation