Government of Canada invests in agri-food producers and organizations in the North
“The wellbeing of all Canadians – physically, socially and economically – begins with a safe food supply. Agri-food businesses and farmers in the territories are essential to this, and we’re here for them. These important measures will help them scale-up and support good jobs by improving productivity, increasing yields and ensuring the security of the safe, nutritious food supply we all rely on.”
- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor
“Today’s announcement will help agri-food producers innovate, expand, and create value-added products for market. I am pleased that CanNor investments are helping to create a reliable food supply chain here in the North supporting good local jobs across the territories.”
- Larry Bagnell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency)
“The past months have highlighted the importance of a strong, resilient food supply for Canadians. Farmers and processors in the North are stepping up to the challenge with innovative ideas to expand their businesses and increase production. The Government of Canada is proud to support these initiatives, which will help put good, local food on kitchen tables across the territories, and improve food security in the North.”
- The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
The funding announced today is provided through CanNor’s programs which support projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation.
CanNor is contributing nearly $4.6 million to support 13 initiatives led by agri-food businesses and organizations that focus on innovation, clean-tech adoption, productivity enhancement and environmental sustainability in the territories.
Further funding of $604,348 is provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal-provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.
- Backgrounder: CanNor investments support jobs, growth and agri-food opportunities
- Government of Canada COVID-19 Resources for Agriculture and the Agri-food Industry
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
- Canadian Agricultural Partnership
- To find out more about our programs and services, please visit: cannor.gc.ca
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