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.

1/3
of Surrey's land base
is within the Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR)
3,300
people employed in agriculture
59
nutraceutical companies

Leading the Way in Agri-Innovation

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.

The 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
Surrey BioPod

Quality Talent

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is home a Susatinable 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.

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