Canadian Government Funding:  The AgriInnovation Program
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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…

Agri-Innovation Program Industry-led Research and Development Funding
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Agri-Innovation Program Industry-led Research and Development Funding

The Agri-Innovation Program‘s (AIP) Industry-led Research and Development Stream provides Canadian government funding for research and innovation projects in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-product sectors.   As a part of the Growing Forward 2 Policy Framework, the $698M Agri-Innovation program is designed to accelerate the pace of innovation by supporting research and development activities in agri-innovations….

Government Funding for Business: AgriMarketing Program
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Government Funding for Business: AgriMarketing Program

The AgriMarketing Program is a five-year (2013-2018), $341-million program, under Growing Forward 2 (GF2) that consists of a combination of government initiatives and contribution funding for industry-led projects.  Its objective is to improve the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector’s competitiveness in domestic and international markets by supporting industry in gaining and maintaining access to markets…

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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…

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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)
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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…

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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…

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Growing Forward 2: Agricultural Policy Framework for Funding Small Business Innovation

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has been working in close proximity to the Canadian Ministers of Agriculture on discussions regarding a new five-year Growing Forward 2 policy framework to help expand hundreds of new agricultural businesses through Canadian Government grants and loans. The new agreement looks to replace the previous Growing Forward Initiative by offering…