AgriScience Program: Beef and Forage Cluster


The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) received over $12 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership (Sustainable CAP), under the AgriScience Program – Clusters Component. The Beef Cattle Research Council, a division of the CCA, will administer the Beef and Forage Cluster.

The five-year, $3.5 billion Sustainable CAP includes six federally funded national programs to help drive growth and sustainability in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. The Sustainable CAP includes the AgriScience Program, which includes $324.77 million over 5 years. 

Science continues to drive innovations that help Canadian food and agricultural producers to better manage risks (including from climate change), increase their competitiveness, protect the environment and develop new products and markets. The objective of the AgriScience Program is to accelerate the pace of innovation by funding and supporting pre-commercialization science and research for the benefit of the agriculture and agri-food sector, and Canadians. The program has two components, Clusters and Projects. 

Funding was provided to CCA through the Clusters Component, which supports projects intended to mobilize industry, government and academia through partnerships, and address priority national themes and horizontal issues.

Over the next five years, industry and Government will invest almost $22 million in the CCA, including a federal contribution of over $12 million to support three key priority areas: Climate Change and the Environment, Economic Growth and Development, and Sector Resilience and Societal Changes.

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