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The AgriRisk Initiatives: Research and Development Contribution Funding Stream is open to receive project summaries addressing new financial tools or climate change risk.
Project Summaries are accepted on a continuous basis until program funds have been allocated, or until otherwise posted on this website.
The AgriRisk Initiatives (ARI) is a five-year program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership that supports the development of new risk management tools. It is divided into three program components:
ARI Research and Development (R&D) stream - contribution funding
Total ARI program funding is approximately $55 million over five years, with the program ending March 31, 2023.
ARI R&D Stream - Contribution Funding
The ARI R&D stream prioritizes projects involving new financial tools (such as insurance products, options / futures / price pooling and other hedging tools) which allow producers to manage a defined business risk.
Issues that can be addressed are, but not limited to:
responding to diseases in livestock and crops
protecting producers from severe market price fluctuations
coverage for producers’ revenue risk
protecting against loss from contracts in new markets
The R&D stream also prioritizes projects addressing climate change risk.
Issues that can be addressed under this priority include, but are not limited to:
improving measurement and tracking of climate change impacts on farms
increasing producer knowledge of climate change adaptation strategies