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$33-million Homegrown Innovation Challenge aimed to improve Canada’s food security

November 13, 2023  By Lilian Schaer, Farmtario

Nov. 13, 2023 – The Weston Foundation’s $33-million Homegrown Innovation Challenge is designed to “encourage innovation in domestic fruit and vegetable production,” in Canada. Launched in February 2022, 15 teams were chosen as recipients of grants of $50,000 each to build their visions and lay out how they would scale up their concepts should they move to the next phase of the challenge. Of those, 11 teams (seven from Ontario), were selected to proceed to the Shepherd Phase, which comes with funding of up to $1 million each to develop small scale, proof-of-concept solutions. Farmtario reports. | READ MORE

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