Canadian Government Funding:  The AgriInnovation Program

Canadian Government Funding: The AgriInnovation Program

The AgriInnovation Program (AIP) is a five-year initiative as a part of Growing Forward 2 beginning April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2018, with a project completion date of January 31, 2018 to allow for a program evaluation to occur.   The AIP Enabling Commercialization and Adoption Stream is focused on helping companies with commercializing or…

Canadian Government Funding for Tech Adoption: Agri-Processing Initiative

Canadian Government Funding for Tech Adoption: Agri-Processing Initiative

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) created the 5 year, $50 Million Agri-Processing Initiative (API) as a part of the government funding for business program, Agricultural Flexibility Fund, launched nation-wide under the 2009 Canadian Federal budget. The API aims to help companies in the Agri-Processing sector become more competitive while enabling them to adopt new technology, products…

Small Business Grants: AgriMarketing Market Development Stream

Small Business Grants: AgriMarketing Market Development Stream

The Market Development stream grant funding for business is focused on building and promoting Canada domestic and export markets, to perform promotional activities to differentiate Canadian products, and ensure that the industry is prepared to meet market requirements. Government Funding Financial Contribution: This funding for small business will involve non-repayable contributions to small and medium-sized…

Research and Development Funding: Applications for WRAMI Accepted Until Feb.15th

Research and Development Funding: Applications for WRAMI Accepted Until Feb.15th

Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz along with the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ted McMeekin jointly announced a research and development funding initiative offered by the federal and provincial government called The Water Resource Adaptation and Management Initiative (WRAMI).  The Initiative is aimed to help prepare Ontario farmers for drought and adapt their…

Growing Forward 2: Sector Engagement

To help support the development of Growing Forward 2, a Canadian government funding program, the federal, provincial and territorial governments have engaged with a broad range of industry stakeholders. The many discussions and opinions have been heard and will be taken into account when creating this new five-year framework. Funding for Small Business Support The…

Growing Forward 2 Policy Provides Canadian Agricultural Funding for Small Business

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO–(Dec. 19, 2012) – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) recently announced three new Canadian Government funding programs that will come into effect on April 1, 2013 under the funding umbrella Growing Forward 2. The announcement addressed important questions mentioned in our previous article on the potential funding changes in the New Growing Forward 2 Policy Framework….

Preliminary Overview of the New AgriInnovation Program (AIP)

Preliminary Overview of the New AgriInnovation Program (AIP)

The AgriInnovation Program (AIP) is one of three new programs that were announced earlier this month at the Canadian Government funding conference announcing the New Growing Forward 2 Policy Framework. AgriInnovation will support research institutions and Canadian SMEs with the development and commercialization of new and innovative agri-food/agriculture related products and technologies. AgriInnovation Program Details…

Deadline: Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program

For the past six years, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has awarded the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence to Ontario’s leading innovators in the agri-food sector.  The award provides cash prizes ranging from $5k – $75k to 50 individual award winners as recognition for their accomplishments and to leverage…

Canadian Federal Government Announces Growing Forward 2 Programs

December 7, 2012 – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) held a conference to address the important questions regarding the Potential Funding Changes in New Growing Forward 2 Policy Framework. Growing Forward 2 is a five-year agricultural policy framework, providing up to $3 billion in Canadian Government grants and loans to support Canada small businesses in…

CDC Matching Investment Fund – Dairy Business Funding Grants

The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) maintains a supportive role in the Canadian Dairy industry by providing funding for small business development projects through their Matching Investment Fund (MIF) program. The Matching Investment Fund provides non-repayable government grants for small business expansion and product development initiatives conducted by eligible Canadian Dairy Producers and Food Technology Centres….