Canadian Agricultural Partnership: An Overview of Protection and Assurance Programming
In Ontario, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a five-year, $1.5 billion investment in 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 Protection and Assurance Programming
Ontario's agri-food sector needs to manage food safety risks and the health of animals and plants while being competitive. CAP Protection and Assurance programming will provide support to industry and individual businesses to keep pace with changing assurance systems, rapidly evolving risk, changing marketplace expectations and increasing consumers demand for greater transparency; and ultimately sustain and grow their businesses.
Program funding will target three priority areas: food safety, animal health and plant health. Programming may benefit businesses that are working towards achieving the following outcomes:
Protection and Assurance Activities provide additional outcomes (co-benefits) including:
Examples of CAP Protection and Assurance Project categories targeting Food Safety, Animal Health and Plant Health are:
Who can apply
Producers, processors, other agri-businesses across the value chain (e.g., commingling facilities, custom applicators, suppliers), organizations and collaborations, academic institutions, scientific and research communities, Northern Ontario communities.
When to apply
Application intakes will open on the first business day in April 2018.
For more information:
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