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Government of Canada invests in organic waste conversion systems for rural communities in BC

VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 26, 2023 – Today, Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of nearly $832,000 for Safi Enterprises Inc. under the Research and Innovation Stream of the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program. The funding will support research and development of a new generation of small, portable […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20238 Views

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Supporting B.C. jobs, food security through agritech

Jan. 26, 2023 ABBOTSFORD – Four B.C. businesses that are developing solutions to help ensure the province’s food systems remain secure, resilient and sustainable are the first to receive funding through the recently launched B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation (BCCAI). “We need to be continuously innovating and working together to improve local food production and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 20237 Views

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Tea Creek Farm – Watershed Sentinel

November 29, 2022 Growing an Indigenous agriculture resurgence while providing culturally safe training in BC’s north Jacob Beaton’s (Dzapl Gyiyaawn Sgyiik) bright farm kitchen is a flurry of activity in Kitwanga, BC. Beaton is the owner and founder of Tea Creek Farm – an Indigenous-led, culturally safe, and land-based facility that focuses on food sovereignty […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202210 Views

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Indigenous communities, businesses get support to increase food security

Sept. 21, 2022 VICTORIA – Indigenous communities and businesses in British Columbia wanting to increase food security will soon have opportunities to grow their farming and food-processing operations through the new Indigenous Food Systems and Agriculture Partnership Program. “Supporting Indigenous communities to get the tools and help they need to be successful in the agricultural […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202233 Views

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Province launching new centre for agritech innovation

July 21, 2022 ABBOTSFORD – A new B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation will further position the province as a world leader in agricultural technology, helping to improve food security in B.C. and around the world, while creating hundreds of good-paying jobs. A key commitment of the StrongerBC Economic Plan, the new centre will be located […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202266 Views

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Agriculture advisory group to help create more resilient food supply

June 14, 2022 VICTORIA – Seventeen British Columbians with diverse backgrounds and expertise in food production will help farmers access the latest technology, create more resilient farms and increase sustainability through their roles on the Minister’s Advisory Group on Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech (RAA). “I want to welcome the new advisory group and thank them […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202245 Views

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StrongerBC Economic Plan helps agritech grow

VICTORIA – British Columbians will soon be able to enjoy more locally produced food, while farmers will have new opportunities to grow, thanks to regulatory supports from the B.C. government. An improvement to the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) Use Regulation is part of the StrongerBC Economic Plan that sets out to make British Columbia a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202266 Views

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$228M flood recovery program helping B.C. farms return to production

Feb. 7, 2022 VICTORIA – B.C. farmers who suffered extraordinary damages during November’s devastating floods will have access to up to $228 million in federal-provincial government support to help their farms return to production and support British Columbia’s food security and agricultural communities in the years ahead. Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2022130 Views

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MNBC: Report on Home Garden Pilot Project 2021

Food insecurity has been increasing in recent years and has been further exacerbated in 2020/2021 by COVID-19. Climate change and other factors will influence this in the upcoming years as well. The MNBC Cabinet and community members have identified food security as a key priority to focus future initiatives. The home garden pilot project (HGPP […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2021192 Views

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New council helps Indigenous agriculture grow in B.C.

July 14, 2021 VICTORIA – Indigenous leaders and subject matter experts on agriculture and food from throughout British Columbia are working with the Province to increase Indigenous participation in the sector and strengthen Indigenous food systems. The B.C. Indigenous Advisory Council on Agriculture and Food (IACAF) is the first of its kind in Canada, working to advance reconciliation, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2021108 Views

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