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Agri Technology in British Columbia

Where Agriculture and Innovation Meet

In British Columbia (B.C.), a thriving tech industry, top universities and research centres converge with one of Canada’s most diverse agriculture, seafood and food processing industries.

B.C.’s 150-plus agritech companies are applying technology and innovation to the farm, food and fish sectors to address global issues ranging from food safety and production to food security and sustainability.

In 2022, B.C. launched the Centre for Agritech Innovation with $16.5 million in investments to bring together academia, government and the industry to create more productive, diverse and resilient food-supply chains.

Smart agriculture - farm robotics technology concept

Producing Support


B.C. is home to over 150 Agritech companies

B.C. Agritech Land Use Secretariat

Over 515 agrifood commodities & 180 different varieties of seafood harvested every year

Government of B.C. (2018)

Canada is the 5th largest agricultural commodities exporter in the world

Farm Credit Canada (2020).

To help B.C. communities and countries around the world produce food with fewer resources, British Columbia is investing in the opportunities that agritech can bring.

We offer:

  • Financial assistance: Programs, such as the Agritech Grant Program and the Canada/BC Agri-Innovation Program, are facilitating innovation, growth, competitiveness, and export capacity of B.C. companies and the sector at large.
  • Tailored support: The BC Agritech Concierge Program helps domestic companies access and navigate government programs, and services as they look to expand, attract investment, facilitate partnerships, and export their products.
  • Access to infrastructure and equipment: The BC Food Hub Network provides funding for regional food hubs that enable companies to access shared infrastructure, equipment, and business support services to grow and scale.
  • Partnership development: The Province’s Regenerative Agriculture and Agritech Network facilitates partnerships between government, industry, academia, and the private sector to increase opportunities for knowledge exchange and on-farm demonstration to create jobs and spur agritech adoption.

Hear Their Stories

Hear firsthand, how businesses are succeeding within British Columbia’s Agritech sector.

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