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AgriCompetitiveness Program

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Description

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.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants under the AgriCompetitiveness Program are not-for-profit organizations that operate solely for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure or recreation, any other purpose except profit. They may include:

  • associations
  • Indigenous groups

All eligible applicants must be legal entities capable of entering into legally binding agreements.

Eligible applicants must also meet the principles and criteria outlined in the Applicant Guide, such as:

  • providing a minimum of 50% of the funding towards eligible costs
  • total AAFC funding for an applicant will normally not exceed $1,000,000 per year or a maximum of $5,000,000 over five years
  • total AAFC funding for a project undertaken by a national fair to carry out awareness activities during the fair will normally not exceed $100,000 per year or a maximum of $500,000 over five years

Eligible Expenses

  • Building skills, knowledge, and best practices among industry members
    • facilitation of the sharing and expansion of skills and knowledge
    • develop information to strengthen sector’s ability to manage transformation, respond to change and adopt best practices in their farming operations
    • tools to facilitate the implementation of business and strategic plans to increase the potential for opportunities and profitability
  • Helping the sector build leadership and facilitate knowledge transfer
    • develop leadership and entrepreneurship throughout the sector for youth, new and young farmers
    • events, conferences, workshops, training, tools, web sites, newsletters to develop, share, and disseminate information regarding industry best practices, farm business management, farm safety, and agricultural awareness
  • Increasing business management and planning capacity
    • development of new farm management information, resources, tools, publications
    • expansion of awareness of farm management practices, business management, assessment and planning capacity in the industry
    • capacity and leadership building through outreach, networking and training
    • delivery of farm business management information, resources, tools, publications
    • farmer-oriented workshops, seminars, conferences, and information sharing to increase business skills
  • Promoting farm safety
    • development and dissemination of farm safety information, resources and tools to help producers, their families and their workers make farms a safe place to live and work.

Deadline Date

  Applications will be accepted from July 1, 2020 until November 1, 2020. Eligible applications received after November 1, 2020 will only be considered if sufficient funding remains.
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