Agri-businesses across Canada are leaders in climate-smart agriculture, and continue to find new ways to help Canadian farmers make their operations more sustainable.
However, the cost of creating and developing clean agricultural technology can seem overwhelming. Research costs can be a major barrier to going green.
As part of the Government of Canada’s new $165.7-million Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program, the Research and Innovation (R&I) stream provides access to funding to help develop the latest clean technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Funding a Cleaner Future
The R&I stream can help support pre-market innovation, including research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities for innovations-in-progress that focus on one of the ACT program priority areas:
- green energy and energy efficiency
- precision agriculture
Examples of eligible activities for the R&I stream include:
- researching and developing zero-emissions on-farm equipment
- piloting and evaluating precision agriculture technologies or demonstration
- commercializing bioenergy or agri-based bio-products
Development and adoption of clean technologies is key to achieving a low-carbon economy and promoting sustainable growth in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.
Find out more about who is eligible and how to apply for the R&I program stream. Visit: Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Research and Innovation Stream.
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