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Canadian organic industry nets $2M in SCAP funding

July 2, 2024  By Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

On June 27, federal ag minister Lawrence MacAulay announced an investment of more than $2 million for two organizations through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership to mark the 15th anniversary of the Canada Organic Regime.

“With increasing demand for local organic products from folks here in Canada and around the world, I have no doubt this investment will have a positive impact right across the value chain,” said MacAulay in a statement.

The Canada Organic Trade Association is receiving up to $1,175,841 over three years, under the AgriMarketing Program, to facilitate the growth of an innovative and profitable organic sector by resolving market access issues, ensuring Canadian organic products are competitive, building export capacity, and developing domestic opportunities. Activities include incoming and outgoing trade missions, international trade shows, technical training, and marketing campaigns.

The Prairie Organic Development Fund is receiving up to $985,985 over three years, under the AgriCompetitiveness Program, to advance the organic sector in Canada by building evidence for organics through data aggregation and benchmarking, growing organic supply and leadership through education, tools and skill-building, and strengthening public trust in Canadian organics.

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