Agricultural Enhancement Grants

The City of Abbotsford established the Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program with the Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) for the purpose of supporting the agricultural industry in Abbotsford.  

The overall purpose of the program is to:

  • Encourage agricultural innovation
  • Increase agricultural productivity
  • Build capacity in the agriculture sector
  • Promote sustainable agricultural practices

2023 Agricultural Grants

This year the committee decided that granting will be focused on agricultural innovation, specifically as is related to any or all of the following:

  • Product development
  • Value added agricultural innovations
  • Solutions for product-to-market supply chains
  • Entrepreneurial farm practices to enhance market growth
  • Agri-Tourism – farm to table and/or Agri Education initiatives
  • Diversification of farming operations
  • Regulatory compliances
  • Climate change adaptation/mitigation

Thank you to all who applied for this program, there were many very worthy projects. Click below for a summary on the 4 projects there were funded for a total of $130,000 granted out!

We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō people, the Semá:th First Nation and Mathxwí First Nation. As treaty People, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, we share the responsibility for the continued stewardship of this beautiful land.