Canadian Agricultural Partnership Program: Overview of Economic Development Programming
In Ontario, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a five-year, $1.5 billion investment to the Ontario agri-food sector: $1.1 billion for Business Risk Management funding and $417 million for strategic initiatives to help grow Ontario's agri-food and agri-products sectors, effective April 2018.
Strategic initiatives will support projects in three key priority areas, with research and innovation continuing to be a key focus across all programming:
Programming will be targeted to deliver the most impactful results to address key CAP priority areas.
New - Targeted program stream
The ministry will pilot a new targeted program stream that will focus on new and emerging priorities in the agri-food and agri-products sectors.
The ministry will, where appropriate, partner with key stakeholders to deliver on CAP outcomes for Ontario through targeted investments.
Information about the new targeted program stream will be available in the near future.
CAP Economic Development Programming
CAP is looking to invest in Ontarios agri-food and agri-products businesses and their value chains to expand markets, be more competitive, productive and profitable. These investments will continue to support the long-term sustainability of the agri-food and agri-products sectors and their value chains.
Economic Development programming will target funding in three areas:
Program funds will support key activities to:
Economic Development activities provide multiple outcomes including:
Examples of CAP Economic Development Project Categories targeting Market Development, Productivity and Business Analysis are:
Who can apply
Producers, processors, organizations and collaborations, Indigenous and northern communities, and manufacturers of productivity enhancing equipment for producers and processors.
When to apply
Application intakes will open on the first business day in April 2018.
For more information:
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