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The links below are specific government programs, tools and information intended to support BC and Canadian producers and processors in growing, marketing and selling their products.

BC Government

BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries is responsible for the production, marketing, processing and merchandising of agriculture and aquaculture products, food security, and supporting enhancement of wild fish populations.

  • Organic Food & Beverages
    Information and resources on organic policies, certification and associations.
  • AgriService BC
    Funding, tools and services to help your business succeed in BC.
  • Grow BC, Feed BC, Buy BC
    Initiative to strengthen BC’s agrifood sector and expand the domestic market for BC food and beverage products.
  • Agricultural Land & Environment
    Tools and information to support farmers and growers ensure sustainable and environmentally friendly use of these resources.
  • Agriculture Business & Market Development
    Tools, information and resources on best practices for business growth for the agriculture sector.
  • Current Agricultural Programs
    Agriculture producers and processors can access programs and funding to support their businesses.
  • Statistics
    Statistical information collected and produced on industry performance, market and trade analyses, sector and regional profiles.
  • Agricultural Land Commission
    The ALC is an independent administrative tribunal dedicated to preserving agricultural land and encouraging farming in BC.



Canadian Government

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector through initiatives that promote innovation and competitiveness.

  • Agri-Info
    Programs and services for industry, markets, trade, science and innovation, and other industry information.
  • Agricultural Sectors & Information
    Information on the agriculture industry by sector.
  • Agriculture & Environment
    Information on weather and climate relevant to the agricultural sector, Drought Watch, interactive maps, geospatial data and tools, soil data and land resource information, water quality and supply related to farming.
  • Agricultural Research
    Scientists work with industry, academia and other partners to create better opportunities for farmers and all Canadians through agricultural research and innovation.
  • Business Risk Management Programs
    Tools that provide agricultural producers with protection against income and production losses, helping them manage risks that threaten the viability of their farms.
  • Youth in Agriculture
    Initiatives supporting youth and young farmers participation in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
  • Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Agriculture
    Initiatives supporting Indigenous-led participation in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
  • AgriDiversity
    Initiative helping under-represented groups in Canadian agriculture, including youth, women, Indigenous Peoples, and persons with disabilities to fully participate in the sector.


Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

The CFIA is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment and economy. All food, seed, or animal feed that is labelled organic is regulated by the CFIA.


Statistics Canada: Agriculture & Food

Statistical information collected and produced on industry performance, market and trade analyses, sector and provincial profiles.