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B.C. Farmers Gain Access to Regen Ag Knowledge Funding

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The following piece is from our sister publication, the Alberta Seed Guide.

British Columbia farmers and agricultural processors now have access to the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Program (KTTP) to support information sharing and regenerative agriculture, an Aug. 28 news release said. The program will begin accepting applications on Sept. 1, 2022 through three funding streams.

“We are always looking at ways to continue supporting B.C. producers and processors as they provide a crucial role in our provincial food security and economy. By adding a regenerative agriculture funding stream, we are committed to a B.C. food system that is more sustainable and resilient,” Lana Popham, B.C.’s minister of agriculture and food, said in the release.

Streams include:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 release noted KTTP aims to increase the competitiveness, resiliency and innovation of B.C.’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 doled out. Projects under the KTTP are funded by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

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