Today, Minister Hardeman announced that our government is investing more than $7.9 million in over 670 projects to strengthen our province’s agri-food sector by helping farmers and agri-food businesses improve their operations and bring more safe, high-quality foods to market.
This joint federal / provincial funding provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership is investing in areas such as improved food safety, operational productivity and accessing international markets.
- We are investing more than $7.9 million to strengthen the province’s crucial agri-food sector by helping farmers improve business operations and bring more safe, high-quality foods to markets.
- More than 670 projects are being supported through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in areas such as improved food safety, operational productivity and accessing international markets.
- Since June 2018, the federal and provincial governments have committed cost-share support to more than 2,500 projects through the initiative to help eligible Ontario farmers, food processing and other businesses, and sector organizations innovate and grow.
- This funding is in addition to Canadian Agricultural Partnership programming launched this year to assist the sector in meeting challenges related to the COVID-19 outbreak, such as the Agri-food Workplace Protection Program.
- The federal and provincial governments are committing up to $417 million in Ontario through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. This investment will go towards strategic initiatives to foster economic development, environmental stewardship, and protection and assurance within the sector.