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AgriInvest, AgriInsurance, AgriRecovery and AgriStability are the risk management programs available under Growing Forward. These programs respond to producer demands for programs that are simple, responsive, predictable and bankable.
To find out more about these programs, visit the New Business Risk Management Suite.
The non-BRM programs are designed to complement existing BRM programs with a greater focus on supporting innovation, commercialization and profitability for the sector in the following areas:
Bridging Generations Initiative - First and foremost, MASC's
primary lending objective is to assist young farmers. They are
the lifeblood and the future of Manitoba's agricultural
To support their success, the Bridging Generations Initiative (BGI) was introduced in 2002 as a 5-year pilot project, then aimed to assist in the transfer of farm assets between young farmers and retiring producers. In 2007, the BGI was expanded and made a permanent program of MASC Lending.
Manitoba's non-BRM programs include:
The Innovation Suite supports products that create and develop new methods, products and technology that will improve Manitoba’s competitive edge in the agriculture sector. Projects are submitted in two categories:
I. Strategic Innovation: Supports investment in strategically important initiatives brokered by the province among government and industry stakeholders and targeted toward:
Programs and initiatives covered under Strategic Innovation are:
II. Industry Innovation: Supports investment in innovative
projects brought forward by participants in the sector.
Programs and initiatives covered under Industry Innovation are:
The Business Development Suite will focus resources in
four broad areas that will enhance the business management skills
and capacity of individuals managing farm and agricultural-product
processing businesses. Target clients include farm and post-farm
business managers, ensuring the inclusion of Aboriginal people,
young farmers, youth, new Canadians and women.
Programs under Business Development are:
Northern Agriculture Program: The Northern Agriculture Program will support the development of northern agricultural systems, with the objective of increasing the volume and value of agri-food produced in northern regions. Funds will be provided to support initiatives that contribute to the increased production of nutritional foods by northern producers. Potential activities under this initiative include: agriculture extension support to remote communities; the development, testing and implementation of new production and marketing systems that make northern food products more accessible to various markets.
The Food Safety Risk Management Suite supports programs and resources towards establishing and implementing food safety, biosecurity and traceability systems in key areas of the food chain. The suite also aims to increase the food safety knowledge capacity of all industry stakeholders.
Programs under the Food Safety Risk Management Suite are:
The Environment Suite supports two funding avenues:
Environmental Action and Environmental Information.
I. Environmental Action improves the environmental performance and sustainability of agricultural operations. To do this, the program will provide funding for eligible Beneficial Management Practices that enhance agriculture’s capacity to reduce risk to water and air quality, improve soil productivity and enhance wildlife habitat.
Programs included in Environmental Action are:
II. Environmental Information supports the provision of
environmental information to help decision-making and improve the
sustainability of agriculture.
For more information on Growing Forward programs, consult with the client service representative at your local GO Centre.
Contact the Farm Business Management Team