$3M set aside to help Ontario F&B processors automate operations
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $3 million to help Ontario food, beverage and other agri-food businesses improve the productivity of their operations. This funding will make the sector more competitive by helping businesses purchase new equipment, adopt innovative technologies and automate processes.
Applications will be accepted under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to support projects that will help the food and beverage manufacturing industry improve labour and production efficiency, and waste reduction. Funding is available to agri-food businesses that are ready to implement advanced manufacturing technology.
“This funding to improve productivity and efficiency is an important step to ensuring food and beverage processors have the supports they need to stay competitive as they navigate the pandemic and grow for the future,” said Lisa Thompson, agriculture, food and rural affairs minister. “Today’s investment builds on previous CAP intakes and Ontario’s funding support to drive innovation in the province’s agri-food supply chain and continue to build our world-class agri-food industry.”