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Nova Scotia fruit growers receive support for industry development


April 22, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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The Nova Scotia apple industry
will explore new product opportunities with the help of a $150,000
fund. The funds will be used to analyse potential market opportunities
for apple products and assess relevant economic and business trends
that will influence future development of the Nova Scotia apple
industry.

The Nova Scotia apple industry will explore new product opportunities with the help of a $150,000 fund. The funds will be used to analyse potential market opportunities for apple products and assess relevant economic and business trends that will influence future development of the Nova Scotia apple industry. This two-year project was funded through the New Opportunities Business Development and Investment Initiative of the Renewal Chapter of the Agricultural Policy Framework. The framework is a co-operative agreement between the federal and provincial governments, designed to provide programming in five key areas: food safety and quality; science and innovation; skills and renewal; the environment; and the management of business risks on the farm. Both levels of government have agreed to provide $4.2 million to support renewal initiatives, including: support for business planning; feasibility studies; research to identify new opportunities; and support for knowledge and skills development.

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