Canada: Governments driving innovation in food production

Updated Nov 20, 2023
Canada and Ontario committing up to $25 million to boost efficiency in farming and food processing
WATERDOWN – The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $25 million, through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), to expand production capacity and boost energy efficiency in the agriculture and food sector. Through the Agri-Tech Innovation Initiative, funding will be provided to eligible farm and food processing businesses to help them invest in innovative technology, equipment or processes that will expand production capacity or enhance efficiency. This investment will support the objectives laid out in the Grow Ontario Strategy of increasing the production and consumption of food grown and prepared in the province by 30 per cent by 2032 and boosting the economic impact of Ontario’s robust food and beverage manufacturing by 10 per cent. “Through the Sustainable CAP program, we’re supporting innovation and helping farmers and producers adopt new technologies,” said the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of Agriculture and ...
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