Grow Ontario Strategy

Our government is building a strong, secure food supply chain and securing Ontario’s position as a food leader in Canada by releasing our Grow Ontario Strategy.


The strategy outlines the province’s plan to strengthen the agri-food sector, ensure an efficient, reliable, and responsive food supply and address ongoing vulnerabilities through new innovations by focusing on three priorities:

  • Strengthening Agri-food Supply Chain Stability: Increase both the consumption and production of food grown and prepared in Ontario by 30 per cent, increase Ontario’s food and beverage manufacturing GDP by 10 per cent and boost Ontario’s agri-food exports eight per cent annually by 2032.

 

  • Increasing Agri-food Technology and Adoption: Boost research infrastructure, advance the uptake of new technologies, grow the market for Ontario innovative technologies domestically and globally, and grow the use of data to support efficiencies in the agri-food sector and value chain.

 

  • Attracting and Growing Ontario’s Agri-food Talent: The province aims to increase total agri-food sector employment by 10 per cent by 2032, as well as increase awareness of modern, high-tech agri-food careers, opportunities for mentorship and hands-on job training, and support efforts to increase veterinary capacity in underserviced areas of the province.

 

This plan is a bold vision of pride and trust in the quality and quantity of food produced in Ontario, grown on the foundation of a competitive agri-food industry that serves the needs of Ontarians, Canadians and the world.

Read more:

English URL: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1002514/ontario-unveils-plan-to-strengthen-food-supply-chain-from-farm-to-fork

French URL: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/1002514/lontario-devoile-son-plan-pour-renforcer-la-chaine-dapprovisionnement-alimentaire-de-la-ferme-a-la-fourchette