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Processor – Education, Training, Assessment and Planning (Plant Health)

Value

Maximum of $5,000

Description

Processor – Education, Training, Assessment and Planning (Plant Health) supports projects that focuses on building operation-specific knowledge and expertise in support of plant health.

Eligible Applicants

New processor businesses (new entrants) interested in:

  • Conducting operation-wide assessment against national biosecurity standards
  • Conducting commodity-specific health/pest risk assessments
  • Developing biosecurity procedures
  • Developing an integrated pest management plan or a response plan for potential invasive pest introductions
  • Participating in workshops or training in the following areas: plant health, biosecurity or calibration and application

Eligible Expenses

  • Training and education from a third-party training institution or consultant on topics related to the adoption of national biosecurity standards or a commodity-specific risk management program
  • Consultant services to provide:
    • A first-time assessment of facilities against national biosecurity standards or a commodity-specific health or pest risk assessment
    • A first-time assessment and production of a written report or plan that provides initial recommendations for implementing an integrated pest management plan and Best Management Practices (BMPs)
    • Biosecurity, disease or pest response or operational procedures
  • Consultant fees may include:
    • Data collection, sampling and analysis
    • Preparation of a report and review with the producer
  • Planning and decision support tools (e.g., purchase of computer software necessary for risk management planning)
  • Baseline laboratory testing for plant pests as part of an integrated pest management plan
  • Production of training or promotional material for workshops or training

Deadline Date

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Contact

Contact Name: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

Website: https://ontarioprogramguides.net/pc-en-phap-pr-i/

Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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