Value: Maximum $1,000,000 per year or a maximum of $5,000,000 over five years.
The AgriCompetitiveness Program aims to help the agricultural sector to leverage, coordinate and build on existing capacity, enhance safety, adapt to changing commercial and regulatory environments, seize new opportunities, share best practices, and provide mentorship opportunities.
It will accomplish these goals by supporting industry to build on existing capacity by facilitating the sharing and expansion of skills, knowledge, and best practices, and increase agricultural awareness. It will also provide for activities that allow agri-businesses to transition, adapt, and improve their profitability by nurturing the entrepreneurial capacity of new and established farmers, delivering farm safety initiatives, and cultivating individual and industry leadership.
In addition, the program will support activities undertaken by important domestic agricultural fairs which have strong international and domestic components, as well as generic agriculture awareness activities which will help strengthen public trust about the origin of the food they eat and how it is produced.
Not-for-profit organizations that operate solely for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure or recreation, any other purpose except profit. They may include:
- Indigenous groups
The Program will prioritize projects that advance economic growth and build public trust. Program priorities and examples of eligible activities are:
- Building skills, knowledge, and best practices among industry members
- Helping the sector build leadership and facilitate knowledge transfer
- Increasing business management and planning capacity within the sector
- Promoting farm safety
- Increasing public trust
Deadline: Applications will be accepted from February 13, 2018 until September 30, 2022, or until funding has been fully committed or until otherwise announced by the program. The program ends March 31, 2023.
Contact: AgriCompetitiveness Program | 1-877-246-4682 | email@example.com