Organizations in agri-food sector can apply for funding starting March 4th

Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Photo:

Ontario and the federal government announced yesterday that beginning in March organizations and collaborations in the agri-food sector can again apply for support under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) for projects to boost innovation, economic development, environmental stewardship and food safety.

The intake will take place between March 4th and April 5th. Information about the program, including eligible project categories, is posted on the Agricultural Adaptation Council website.

“Our Government for the People is committed to making our agriculture and agri-food sector more open for business and even more competitive, in a global marketplace,” said Ernie Hardeman, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “This strategic investment opportunity, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, will support a variety of projects that will strengthen this key economic sector for Ontario and help its businesses improve and prosper.”

Government officials say, since June, more than 1,150 Ontario projects have been supported through the Partnership to help eligible farmers, businesses and sector organizations innovate and grow.

Quick facts:

  • The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) administers cost-share funding under the Partnership to sector organizations and collaborations. More information about the next application intake for these applicants is available on the AAC website or by calling the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs at: 1-877-424-1300.
  • Program guides are available on the AAC website at:
  • The Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors.

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