Canadian Agricultural Partnership (OMAFRA Ag Business Update)

Melanie ConsCanadian Farm News

Supporting Ontario’s agri-food and agri-product sector through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Agricultural Adaptation Council will deliver CAP programming to Ontario organizations and collaborations on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a federal-provincial-territorial initiative that assists government, industry and other partners to work together to advance Ontario’s agri-food and agri-products sector, and focus on achieving key outcomes related to economic development, environmental stewardship and protection and assurance.

The federal and provincial governments will be committing $417 million towards strategic initiatives to help grow this sector in Ontario and increase their competitiveness, productivity, and prosperity.

Through CAP, Ontario will continue to provide investments in research and innovation to support the transition and adoption of applied research into the market through knowledge mobilization.

Details about CAP programming for organizations and collaborations are now available. Strategic initiatives will support projects in three key priority areas, with research and innovation continuing to be a key focus across all programming:

  • Economic development in the agri-food and agri-products sector
  • Environmental stewardship to enhance water quality and soil health
  • Protection and assurance to reinforce the foundation for public trust in the sector through improved assurance systems in food safety and plant and animal health

Further program details including the program guide, pre-proposal and application forms are now available on the Agricultural Adaptation Council website at The first application intake window will open on March 15 and close on April 5, 2018.