In Spring 2021, IAF began officially administering and delivering the Farmland Advantage program following the success of a one-year pilot. The program is now funded by a variety of partners, including:
- Support from the Healthy Watersheds Initiative, which is delivered by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and Watersheds BC, with financial support from the Province of British Columbia as part of its $10-billion COVID-19 response.
- Support from the Agri-Foods Future Fund, administered by IAF, with funding from the Governments of BC and Canada
- The project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment and Climate Change.
- regionally, the Township of Langley is providing some funding for projects in their municipal boundaries
We’d also like to acknowledge the groups and organizations that helped get the initial program off the ground and running since 2009. Without their assistance and vision, Farmland Advantage wouldn’t be a success today.
They include: Government of British Columbia, Government of Canada, ARDCorp, Balance Ecological, BC Agriculture Council, Columbia Basin Trust, Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC, Regional District of East Kootenays – Local Conservation Fund, Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition, Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation, Township of Langley, Vancouver Foundation, BC Real Estate Foundation, and Windermere District Farmers’ Institute.