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This initiative funds industry-led innovative research and development activities in crops, livestock, environment and food.
The goal is to improve the competitive position of Manitoba's agricultural, agrifood and agriproducts sectors by accelerating the pace of innovation in market development, production and proactive risk management.
Eligible applicants include:
Applicants must have an AccessManitoba client identification number. Livestock producers, transporters or processors will be required to have a Premises Identification Number. If your project proposal is carried out on a farm and has an environmental impact, you must have a current environmental farm plan (EFP) Statement of Completion. Contact your local MAFRD GO Office for help with these requirements.
Approved projects can receive up to 50% of the project cost. The maximum government contribution is based on the funds requested and the funding priority as recommended by the program advisory committee through a competitive process.
Financial assistance is available to evaluate opportunities in four focus areas:
Funds should support foresight, applied research, proof-of-concept, clinical, market intelligence, scale-up and pilot demonstration of:
Project funding applications should indicate how the project can:
HOW TO APPLY
MAFRD will issue a call for proposals in a specified focus area.
Questions to ask yourself as you prepare your application
Terms and Conditions (PDF 119 KB)
Note: You must receive an approval letter from the program before you start your project.
Applicants approved for funding will be asked to enter into a Contribution Agreement with the Province of Manitoba.
Applications for projects that were started before you received a project approval letter will not be accepted.
WHO TO CONTACT
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
How your application project proposal is rated and ranked
Project proposals will be assessed on their ability to meet an agricultural sector need and contribute to:
Other operational considerations: