November 9, 2021 By Greenhouse Canada
For Ontario agricultural producers, applications for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) reopen Nov. 15.
The federal-provincial cost-share program helps growers adopt on-farm solutions and best practices to grow their businesses, including funding to improve their operations, improve food safety, develop new products and processes and access new markets.
As OMAFRA greenhouse floriculture specialist, Dr. Chevonne Dayboll, writes in an ONFloriculture post, “This is good timing if you are looking to implement improvements in your greenhouse for the 2022 season.”
Areas that may interest greenhouse producers include:
- Education, training, assessment and planning (plant health)
- Technology and equipment to improve labour productivity
- Nutrient recovery from wastewater/washwater
- Preventing access by wildlife, pests and rodents
- Preventing Introduction and Spread of Pests Through Isolation, Sanitation and Controlling Work Flow
- Market development
- Business analysis
A complete list of eligible activities, cost-share percentages and funding caps can be found here.
Applications start on November 15, 2021 and close December 6, 2021. Approved projects must be completed by September 30, 2022.
In Ontario, cost-share programming to support farmers and other businesses through the Partnership is delivered by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA).
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $10.21 million into CAP.
Since June 2018, both the federal and provincial governments have committed over $100 million in support to more than 5,000 projects through CAP.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion investment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen and grow Canada’s agri-food sector and agri-products sector. This commitment includes $2 billion for programs cost-shared on a 60/40 basis by the federal and provincial/territorial governments that are designed and delivered by provinces and territories.
With files from: Government of Ontario, ONFloriculture
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