Funding available for Ontario food processors
Beginning in November, Ontario food processors and other businesses can apply for support under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership). The application intake, which opens November 4, is tailored for agri-food businesses looking to increase food safety, develop new markets and expand their operations. More information, including program materials, will be available on the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website by November 4, 2019.
Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, made this announcement while in Tokyo leading a trade mission to connect Ontario farmers and food processors with key importers and buyers. Minister Hardeman has also been meeting with government representatives and grocery store chains to promote the high quality of Ontario products, including pork, beef, soybean and other agri-food products.
The Partnership is a five-year, $3-billion commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors.
In Ontario, OMAFRA administers cost-share funding under the Partnership to processors and other businesses (animal health, commercializers and primary agri-food businesses). More information about the next application intake, including the program guide and application form, will be available online on November 4, 2019.