Canadian Manufacturing

Feds invest $4.6M in agri-food producers and organizations in the North

This funding supports 13 important initiatives in communities across the territories

August 24, 2020  by CM Staff

WHITEHORSE, Yukon — The Government of Canada announced on Aug. 21 nearly $4.6 million in federal investments to help the Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon agri-food sectors innovate, grow and create jobs. Additional investments of $604,348 have been provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

“Agri-food businesses and farmers in the territories are essential to this, and we’re here for them,” said Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, in a prepared statement. “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.”

Delivered by CanNor, this funding supports 13 important initiatives in communities across the territories. It will help farmers and producers boost profits with new, modern equipment and value-added products, while increasing exports and expanding to new markets thanks to recent trade agreements.

It will also assist them in becoming more efficient by increasing capacity and field yields, adopting new technologies and improving data collection and analysis.

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