The federal and provincial governments have provided funds to support business development, innovation, food safety and sustainability.
Growing Forward is a five-year framework that co-ordinates federal and provincial agricultural policy.
Among the organizations receiving funds are the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, with $28,000 going to emerging threat assessment and industry outreach for spotted wing drosophila.
The B.C. Greenhouse Growers’ Association received $39,000 to revise and strengthen the bio-security guidelines for post-harvest greenhouse tomatoes.