The AIDI's objective was to support the development and adoption of agroforestry practices for the benefit of all British Columbians.
The goals of the program were to:
- Develop the business case for agroforestry practices in British Columbia;
- Improve market connections for agroforestry products and services;
- Demonstrate agroforestry practices to showcase operational examples of agroforestry systems;
- Improve agroforestry awareness, extension and education; and,
- Expand and strengthen partnerships among agroforestry practitioners and stakeholder organizations.
From September 2011 to December 2012, proposals were accepted for cost-share funding through the AIDI. This program has concluded and letters of intent and applications are no longer being accepted. Support for agroforestry projects has now also concluded effective December 31, 2013.
Funding for the AIDI was provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). In British Columbia, this program is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.
The Province of British Columbia provides in-kind support to the AIDI. The Federation of BC Woodlot Associations administers the AIDI with the guidance of the Agroforestry Management Committee.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is committed to working with industry partners. Opinions expressed on this website are those of the AIDI and not necessarily those of AAFC.