Helping agri-businesses develop clean technologies

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.

A canola field with its yellow flowers on a sunny day, in which there are 5 grain silos and a row of solar panels

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
  • bioeconomy

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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