AgriRisk Initiatives: Research and Development Contribution Funding Stream: Step 1. What this program offers
The Call for applications is now open, and will close on September 28, 2018.
Under this call, priority will be given to projects that respond to the findings of the Business Risk Management Program Review.
Step 1. What this program offers
The AgriRisk Initiatives (ARI) program supports the development of new risk management tools for use in the agriculture sector. ARI is a Canadian Agricultural Partnership Business Risk Management (BRM) initiative. It includes two funding streams: ARI Research and Development (ARI R&D), and ARI Administration Capacity Building. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is currently seeking applications for ARI R&D project contribution funding.
The objectives of ARI R&D funding are to:
- Support agricultural and agri-business stakeholder groups to develop new and innovative risk management tools to fill identified risk exposures; and
- Increase participation of the private sector in providing risk management tools (products and services) to the Canadian agricultural sector.
In order to fulfill these objectives, the ARI R&D Contribution Funding Stream will provide:
- Time-limited financial assistance for the research and development of potential private sector, industry-led, or federal/provincial/territorial unsubsidized risk management products (including, insurance, reciprocals and other various types of tools).
This Call for Applications process will allow for a comparative analysis of projects against clear criteria, and will ensure alignment to Government of Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada priorities related to agricultural business risk management.
The Department will prioritize proposals that respond to the findings of the BRM Program Review. Projects must address gaps or challenges in risk management options for agricultural producers in Canada, and can include initiatives to modify and adapt existing products in other jurisdictions for use in the Canadian Market.
Additional preference may be given to projects that target gaps in the agricultural sector by the following groups: Indigenous farmers and land managers, women in agriculture, young and beginning farmers, official languages minority populations, and farmers with disabilities.
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