New funding partnership with Canada to expand the Yukon’s local food production
April 17, 2023 By Greenhouse Canada
April 17, 2023 – The minister of Energy, Mines and Resources John Streicker announced the launch of the Yukon’s new agricultural funding program under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP). The program follows the signing of the Canada-Yukon Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership bilateral agreement on April 4, 2023 with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
This new five-year agreement will provide $9.25 million in funds to support the Yukon’s growing agriculture sector. This is a 25 per cent increase in funding for cost-shared programming from the previous Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding program.
Sustainable CAP seeks to advance five priorities that will increase the competitiveness, innovation, and resilience of the agriculture sector: tackling climate change and protecting the environment; continued and targeted investments in science, research and innovation; supporting market development and trade; building sector capacity, growth and competitiveness and; nhancing resiliency and public trust.
Sustainable CAP will further work to encourage greater diversity and inclusion in the sector and strengthen relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
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