BC On-Farm Technology Adoption Program

BC On-Farm Technology Adoption Program

BC On-Farm Technology Adoption Program | Innovate BC

If your farm is looking to invest in new technology this program may be of interest to you. Application window  Nov 27th – December 22, 2023 or until finds are fully allocated. Click above link for program details.

Two categories of intake;

  • Category A: Automation, Robotics, and Innovative On-Farm Growing, Packing or Storage Technologies
  • Category B: Farm Business Management Tools

The BC On-Farm Technology Adoption Program provides cost-shared funding to eligible participants to adopt new technologies on-farm that will enhance profitability, productivity, and/or efficiency.

Led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and delivered through Innovate BC, the program is funded under the Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership, a five year (2023-2028) federal-provincial-territorial initiative to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.

The program is for B.C. farmers looking to grow their businesses in the face of rising costs are getting support for accessing new technologies from items such as robotic and automated equipment, farm-management software and digital sensors, which will help them increase production, efficiency and profitability. The new B.C. On-Farm Technology Adoption Program will provide as much as $3 million over the next two years from the governments of Canada and British Columbia.

The B.C. On-Farm Technology Adoption Program is funded through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year (April 1, 2023, until March 31, 2028), $3.5-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation and resilience of the agriculture, agrifood and agriculture‐based products sector. This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and a $2.5-billion commitment, which is cost-shared 60% federally and 40% provincially/territorially, for programs designed and delivered by provinces and territories.

Applications for first year of the program will open on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, and will be accepted until Dec. 22, 2023, or until funds are fully allocated. Innovate BC, through the Integrated Marketplace initiative, will deliver the program.

For further details, please see https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023AF0060-001827