Agri-Innovation Program is a No Interest Business Loan up to $5M

Businesses in the agriculture sector can receive an additional source of cash through the Agri-Innovation Program. Offered through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Agri-Innovation Program provides agricultural businesses across Canada with 0% interest repayable funding towards a variety of expenditures that will improve the company’s productivity or promote innovation. This program is similar to the…

Small Business Funding Grants – Agricultural Food Software Support

The Canadian Industry Traceability Infrastructure Program (CITIP) supports national industry organization in the agricultural food chain to enhance, develop and implement traceability systems. This government funding for business is available to those with a strong implementation plan in place. The Canadian government funding will assess how the proposed system will collect and share traceability information…

Government Grants Ontario – Supports Food Manufacturers

Food processors and manufacturers in Canada are able to receive financial support and international planning to participate in trade shows and mission events by working with Canadian Food Exporters Association. The next significant and important show is the ISM Show that will take place in Cologne, Germany from January 29 to February 1, 2012.  SMEs…

Marketing Funds for Food Manufacturers – New Funds Released

AgriMarketing Program (AMP) As a food processor with an international market export plan, the objective of the AgriMarketing program is to extend the marketing capacity by supporting your market promotional priorities in international markets outside of Canada and the US. The program is to enhance the competitiveness of Canadian agriculture and food companies by providing…

AgriMarketing Program Funds Overseas Marketing Activities

UPDATE: The AgriMarketing program is now closed and not processing new applications. All applicants, even agricultural producers and processors are encouraged to use the CanExport program for all new applications.  Agricultural companies in Canada who want to expand their export activities into overseas sales markets are capable of receiving up to $50,000 towards their related marketing…

Develop New Agri-Tech with the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program

As part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the $163-million Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) was designed to help Canadian agricultural firms adapt to new and emerging issues in the industry by developing and conducting pilot test on new technologies and innovations related to the agricultural sector. Eligibility Factors CAAP focuses on projects that seize opportunities…

Top 7 Canadian Agricultural Funding Programs

Update: View the latest Canadian Government Funding for Agribusiness blog The agricultural industry has been an increasing focus of the Canadian Government’s business support efforts. The Government is helping Canadian agriculture companies with R&D initiatives to combat environmental challenges, export expansion initiatives, and general operational improvements. Below are some of the top agricultural funding program…

Agriculture 2.0 Global Investments – Sustainable Agriculture Event

Canadian agriculture has faced considerable change and advancement throughout the 20th century. As the industry faces new challenges in the 21st century, the issue of sustainable agriculture has gained popularity worldwide. In November, the Guelph agricultural firm, Bioenterprise, is hosting the Agriculture 2.0 Global Investments event to focus on this key topic. When: November 7-8,…

Ontario Market Investment Fund (OMIF)

The Ontario Market Investment Fund is a $12-million; four-year fund targeted to promote awareness of Ontario-produced foods and encourages the public in Ontario to buy locally. The following are project ideas that qualify for this program: market research, communication and/or marketing projects encouraging local buying of produce. For annual projects, additional grants cannot be applied…

Broader Public Sector Investment Fund: Promoting Ontario Food

Ontario food producers are being encouraged to promote their products within Ontario. The Broader Public Sector Investment Fund aims to help these Ontario food companies establish the potential market available in the public sector. This fund is designed to create partnerships between the public sector (ie. municipal daycares and long term care facilities, universities and…