DEADLINE ALERT: Agriculture Environment Initiative

Agriculture environment issues and wildlife impact mitigation in BC

Deadline to apply: January 25th, 2013

Whoa, Nelly!  This one almost got past me… PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR AGRICULTURAL NETWORKS!!  The Agriculture Environment Initiative addresses agriculture environment issues and wildlife impact mitigation in British Columbia.  Funding provides assistance for projects aimed at improving environmental sustainability in agriculture. Topics addressed may for example be related to soil, air or water quality, water conservation, pesticide reduction and biodiversity.  Wildlife impact mitigation projects may involve innovative ways of reducing wildlife impacts in an environmentally responsible way. Generally projects should be submitted by farm associations or agriculturally oriented organizations with support from the agricultural community. Government agencies, universities and colleges may be participants in a proposal but are not eligible to apply. Deadlines for submission:  Jannuary 25th , 2013 and April 12, 2013.  Maximum grant: A maximum of 85% of the cash cost of a project can be provided by the program The objectives are to address:

  • Emerging issues that increase in priority as industry develops appropriate responses to new public expectations for environmental sustainability and co-existence with wildlife.
  • Continued improvement in environmentally responsible farming practices that are essential to the economic sustainability of agriculture in the longer term.