Canada and Ontario strengthening the food and beverage processing sector
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing approximately $4.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support more than 100 projects that will strengthen the province’s agri-food supply chain by helping food and beverage processors improve their operations, increase their competitive edge and adapt to future challenges.
This investment will not only further secure and strengthen the province’s food supply but will also help food and beverage processors grow their businesses, create jobs and contribute to the economic growth of the sector and their community. Food and beverage processors can use this funding to develop new products, create marketing campaigns, tap into new markets, improve food safety and strengthen health and safety measures.
“The Government of Canada supports innovation by food and beverage processors to ensure that the sector is able to succeed in a competitive market, both at home and abroad,” said Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food. “Investing in operational improvements will foster the growth of these businesses that provide high-quality agri-food products.”
“Our government is ensuring our food and beverage processors have the support they need to improve their operations so they can become stronger and more competitive in the domestic and global marketplace,” said Lisa Thompson, minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. “Improving processing facilities through innovation will be key to maintaining a robust agri-food sector as we look to secure the future of our industry for years to come.”