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

Surrey is home to KPU's Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Program, the only program of its kind in North America.
Its mix of classroom and farm-based learning means our grads are ready to hit the ground running. Add to that our ongoing partnership with the University of Fraser Valley's Agriculture Centre of Excellence and you've got the the perfect environment for agri-innovation.

Tapping into our Agricultural Land Resources

Our FarmableNow website is the ultimate resource for new farmers to connect with land owners with available fertile Fraser Valley land, and also with each other. Whether you're looking to start your farm or lease farmland, we've got the tools and the expertise.

Farmer Looking Out Into Field