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Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Federal activities and programs

Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Innovate. Grow. Prosper.

Federally-funded activities and programs to support sector growth focus on three key areas:

Federal program details and application forms are now available on the program web pages linked below. Funding will begin April 1, 2018.

Growing trade and expanding markets

Helping the sector meet the Government's ambitious goal to grow Canada's agriculture and food exports to $75 billion by 2025. Providing core industry services, such as timely market information and sector expertise, helps improve the sector's competitiveness, growth and adaptability.Advancing and defending international trade interests, as well as improving market development and market access activities to address emerging needs of the sector, and of small and medium enterprises (SME), will help expand markets and trading opportunities for the sector.

AgriMarketing Program
A five-year, up to $121 million federal initiative to help the industry increase and diversify exports to international markets and seize market opportunities. The program supports industry-led promotional activities that differentiate Canadian products and producers, and leverage Canada's reputation for high quality and safe food. The program also helps some sectors maintain their domestic market.

The AgriMarketing program offers funding through two components:

AgriCompetitiveness Program
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.

Innovative and sustainable growth in the sector

Enhancing the competitiveness of the sector through research, science and innovation, and adoption of innovative products and practices, with an emphasis on sustainable and clean growth. The Government will help support the resiliency and sustainability of the sector, helping farmers adapt to climate change, conserve water and soil resources, and grow their businesses sustainably to meet increasing global food demand sustainably.

AgriScience Program
A five-year, up to $338 million initiative to support leading edge discovery and applied science, and innovation driven by industry research priorities. Designed to accelerate the pace of innovation, the program supports pre-commercialization activities and invests in cutting-edge research to benefit the agricultural and agri-food sector.

The AgriScience program offers funding through two components:

AgriInnovate Program
A five-year, up to $128 million initiative to accelerate the commercialization, adoption, and/or demonstration of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability. The program will provide repayable contributions on projects that focus on one or more of the following priorities:

Open to for-profit organizations that are incorporated in Canada, including: businesses and/or corporations, co-operatives, and Indigenous communities.

Supporting diversity and a dynamic, evolving sector

Strengthening the sector by better reflecting the diversity of our communities, enhancing collaboration across different jurisdictions, securing and supporting public trust in the sector, and improving client services.

AgriDiversity Program
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. It will strengthen the sector and build its capacity by:

AgriAssurance Program
A five-year, up to $74 million federal initiative to foster public trust by helping industry develop and adopt systems, standards and tools that enable them to make credible, meaningful and verifiable claims about the health and safety of Canadian agricultural and agri-food products, and the manner in which they are produced.

The AgriAssurance program offers funding through two components:

Federally-funded activities

These three key areas include $686.5 million over five years in federal programs and $467 million of federally-funded activities that directly benefit producers and processors and address priorities identified by the agricultural sector during consultations in the development of the framework. These investments will support trade policy and market access, trade commissioners, market development, market information, value chain roundtables, foundational science led by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and support for regulatory systems and regional collaboration.

Learn more about the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

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