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Accelerating agri-food and beverage businesses in Nova Scotia


September 26, 2018
By Perennia

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Perennia has launched a new Agri-Food Accelerator program in partnership with federal and provincial governments under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement.

Perennia is introducing a comprehensive market access, food safety, and product development/improvement accelerator program.

These programs consist of matching funding support, information and advice, and skills development, and will support Nova Scotia-based agriculture producers and agri-food and beverage processors.

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There are three components:
Component #1 Enhancing the Retail Success Capabilities of Nova Scotia’s Food Industry  Deadline to register – October 8, 2018

Component #2 Market Access Accelerator Programs- Opening New Markets Through Food Safety Education and Support

Component #3 Product Development Accelerator Programs – Improving and Developing New Products for Market Success

Information on all components of the program can be found at: http://www.perennia.ca/acceleratorprogram/.

Some aspects of components two and three have October 31 deadlines so please take the time to read about them soon. This is a three year program with funding caps allocated to each year. Applications will be reviewed in a timely manner and funds allocated as applications are approved; funds for some parts of the program may be allocated quickly.