Agriculture funding stream added to B.C. program
The Knowledge and Technology Transfer Program (KTTP) began accepting applications on Sept. 1, with three funding streams, including a new stream for regenerative agriculture practices.
- Stream 1 – Subject Matter Expert for Knowledge Development. Cost-share eligible amount: as much as $1,500. Subject matter expert activities include conferences, events, annual general meetings and community meetings.
- Stream 2 – Hands-on Learning for Skill and Knowledge Development. Cost-share eligible amount: as much as $7,500. Activities that support the development of skills include field days, research trials, farm tours, technology training, hands-on workshops, or focus on importance of adult learning with a gender-based analysis plus (GBA+) perspective.
- Stream 3 – Regenerative Agriculture Activities. Cost-share eligible amount: as much as $7,500. Activities with regenerative agriculture practices include field days, research trials, farm tours, technology training, hands-on workshops or focus on importance of adult learning and focus on GBA+ perspectives.
The KTTP aims to increase the competitiveness, resiliency and innovation of British Columbia’s agriculture and food sector through facilitated knowledge and technology sharing. In the spring 2022 intake, 20 applications were approved with $91,500 in funding.
Projects under the KTTP are funded by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The partnership is a five-year $3-billion commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen and grow Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors. This includes a $2-billion commitment that is cost-shared 60% federally and 40% provincially/territorially for programs designed and delivered by provinces and territories.