Agri-Innovation

Our award-winning agri-innovation projects are stimulating an agriculture revolution. Surrey-based demonstration test beds are launchpads for productive crops that are being used throughout the Fraser Valley region.

Surrey, the Future of Farming

Surrey is at the regional intersection of food production, processing and agri-innovation and is the only city with both rapid urban development and 1/3 of its land base protected within the Agriculture Land Reserve. Whether you're looking to embark in traditional farming or invest in next-gen vertical farming technologies, our updated Provincial regulations say yes. Our businesses range from global precision farming company Argus Controls to vertical aquaponics startup Pontus Protein

Argus Controls in Surrey
Case Study: BioPod - Innovation at Work

The award-winning BioPod initiative is an example of how the City is working with academia, industry, and social ventures to create opportunities that enhance agriculture in Surrey.

One-year results:
5 new crops that perform well in regional climate
Production of over 120lbs of strawberries through vertical tower growing systems and over 200kg of green beans and 180kg of tomatoes 
Innovative technologies that reduce input and increase output

Quality Talent

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University is home a Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Program, the only program of its kind in North America, as well as an agrictultural research centre, using genomics and metabolomics to develop regional agriculture solutions.
  • Simon Fraser University is developing an agriculture technology program, which will include precision farming and robotics.
  • Surrey has two regional food hubs, consisting of shared-used facilities for research and development, food redistribution, capacity-building and business support.
Surrey BioPod

Tapping into our Agricultural Land Resources

Surrey has some of the most fertile and productive lands in Canada, with excellent soil and a fantastic climate for all kinds of crops. Whether you're looking to start a farm or lease farmland, we've got the tools and the expertise.

Farmer Looking Out Into Field