CCA welcomes funding for innovation in agriculture sector

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed today’s news that the $50 million Agricultural Innovation Program will include a non-repayable funding stream to assist and support knowledge creation and innovation development in the agriculture sector.

The Knowledge Creation and Transfer stream is one of two funding streams available under the Agricultural Innovation Program introduced in Budget 2011. Details of the program were announced today by Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz.

Of particular interest to the applied research community, the Knowledge Creation and Transfer funding stream will support projects that facilitate national value chain development such as market research and business planning, as well as the research leading to the development of new products, technologies and processes.