The B.C. Agrifood and Seafood sector generates jobs throughout the province, creating business opportunities for industry and investors while producing some of the freshest, healthiest and safest food products in the world.
Agriculture, commercial fishing, aquaculture and food and beverage processing are the cornerstones of B.C.’s food network. Through the recently launched B.C. Agrifood and Seafood Strategic Growth Plan, the Ministry of Agriculture is committed to supporting the BC Jobs Plan and the goal of increasing provincial revenues from the Agrifood and Seafood sector to $15 billion a year by 2020 by increasing production, driving competitiveness and building markets.
Agriculture technology (agritech) represents significant opportunities for the sector as it has can help maximize productivity, minimize inputs and create greater value from B.C.’s farmland and coast. The Ministry of Agriculture will continue to support the development and commercialization of innovative Agritech that supports the competitiveness and sustainability of the sector.
To learn more about the programs that are accelerating entrepreneurship and commercialization in the agrifood and seafood sector, visit: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/programs/innovation/agriculture-technology
To learn more about B.C. agritech, click here.
To read B.C.’s Agrifood and Seafood Strategic Growth Plan, click here.