Monday, November 2, 2020

Feds announce $387,000 for fruits and veggies

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced support for three projects totalling $387,000 when she spoke during a national virtual conference for the industry.

The three are:

Canadian Horticultural Council - $123,269 to research and conduct a risk assessment of the Ontario horticulture sector to support the future development of a whole-farm producer-paid top-up insurance product for horticulture producers through the creation of a Diversity Index..


·         Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) - $225,000 to develop a risk management financial product for disease and insect infestations for greenhouses, which will be done on the basis of data modeling, frequency events and by consulting insurers.


·         Association des producteurs maraichers du Qu├ębec (APMQ) - $38,660 to develop a tool for growers to assess their vulnerability and take the necessary actions to increase their resilience to climate change.