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Canadian Agricultural Partnership announced

Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and trade. Economic indicators show a strong and dynamic Canadian agricultural sector, with a growing global middle class looking for our world-class products.

Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, celebrated Canada’s Agriculture Day alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth today in Ottawa, where he officially launched the six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

The Partnership is a progressive $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreement that will help chart the course for government investments in the sector over the next five years. More…

Program details and applications are now available online for the six federal programs:

  • AgriMarketing
    • National Industry Program: Funding provided will assist industry associations address a market access issue, develop a new market, or expand or maintain an existing market, through activities such as: industry-wide advertising and promotion, exploratory missions, market research, participation in industry meetings or trade shows. Open to not-for-profit organizations in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products sector, including fish and seafood, operating on either a national or regional basis.
    • Small and Medium Sized Business: Funding provided will assist for-profit organizations expand into international markets through activities such as marketing and advertising, food service promotions, trade seminars, technical training for buyers, market development. Open to for-profit organizations operating in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products sector, including fish and seafood, such as businesses and corporations, co-operatives, and Indigenous organizations.
  • AgriCompetitiveness: A five-year, up to $20.5 million program to assist industry-led efforts to provide producers with information needed to build capacity and support the sector’s development. Funding will support sector-led activities such as farmer-oriented seminars, and conferences that identify industry best practices and build the capacity of the sector, farm business management, farm safety information and tools, as well as activities which raise agricultural awareness. Open to not-for-profit organizations including associations in Canada and Indigenous organizations.
  • AgriScience Projects: Funding provided will support specific shorter-term science projects to help industry overcome challenges and address fiscal barriers experienced by small and emerging sectors. Project activities must address key industry and government priorities. Open to not-for-profit organizations and for-profit organizations, Indigenous groups in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products sector.
  • AgriInnovate: A five-year, up to $128 million initiative to accelerate the demonstration, commercialization, and/or adoption of innovative agri-based products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability. Open to for-profit organizations operating in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products sector such as businesses and corporations, co-operatives, and Indigenous organizations.
  • AgriDiversity: A five-year, up to $5 million initiative to help under-represented groups in Canadian agriculture, including youth, women, Indigenous Peoples, and persons with disabilities to fully participate in the sector. Open to not-for-profit organizations including associations in Canada, Indigenous organizations, and Official Language Minority Communities.
  • AgriAssurance
    • AgriAssurance Program: National Industry Association – Funding provided will assist industry associations develop assurance systems, standards or tools, such as: food safety, animal and plant health surveillance, animal welfare, environmental sustainability, traceability, quality standards, market attributes, food defense, and system integration. Not-for-profit organizations in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products sector, including fish and seafood, can apply under this component.
    • AgriAssurance Program: Small and medium-sized enterprises – Funding provided will assist for-profit organizations obtain third-party certification when it is required to meet an export opportunity. Open to for-profit organizations operating in the agriculture, agri-food, agri-based products sector, including fish and seafood, such as businesses and corporations, co-operatives, and Indigenous organizations. 

Visit the Government of Canada website for more information about the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

 
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