Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Sustainable Canadian
Agricultural Partnership

Competitive. Innovative. Resilient.

The Governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced a new $221 million agreement for strategic agricultural initiatives in Manitoba under the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP).

The Sustainable CAP is a five-year, $3.5-billion investment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada's agri-food and agri-products sectors. This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and a $2.5 billion commitment that is cost-shared 60 per cent federally and 40 per cent provincially/territorially for programs that are designed and delivered by provinces and territories.

Manitoba Agriculture looks forward to receiving funding applications for projects that will support the sustainable growth of the agriculture and agri-food sector.

For program information including how to apply, intake dates, eligibility criteria and program documents, click on one of the six Priority Areas listed below.

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Priority Areas

Manitoba has created programs aligned to each priority to support advancing the sector towards meeting outcomes in every space. Program details are available under the following priority areas:

Climate Change
and Environment

Supporting the sector in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while adapting to the impacts of climate change to protect the long term viability of the sector and seize evolving economic opportunities.

The Sustainable CAP supports the sector in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while adapting to the impacts of climate change through supporting the adoption of practices and technologies that enhance climate change adaptation and mitigation, both on farm and in plant.

Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program: Watershed Resilience

Funding is available to Watershed Districts for program activities directed towards watershed resilience.

Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program: Carbon Sequestration and Grassland Resilience

Funding to increase carbon sequestration from practices related to agroforestry and grassland management.

Sustainable Agriculture Manitoba

Funding the adoption of beneficial management practices that will increase the environmental and economic sustainability of Manitoba's agriculture sector.

Sustainable Agri-Processing

Funding of initiatives that increase the environmental and economic sustainability of Manitoba's agri-food and agri-product processing sector.

Market Development
and Trade

Supporting sustainable agriculture and economic growth by creating the conditions for Canadian businesses to meet evolving challenges of the domestic and global marketplace.

The Sustainable CAP supports the sector in meeting the evolving challenges of the interconnected globalized domestic and international market place. Funding targets efforts to strengthen and grow current markets and diversify into new market areas. Manitoba Sustainable CAP programs include:

Market Development

Funding to advance the agriculture, agri-food and agri-product sector's innovation and business capacity to maintain existing markets and capture emerging market opportunities.

Building Sector Capacity, Growth and Competitiveness

Supporting sustainable sector growth by investing in capacity and innovation.

Sustainable CAP provides funding to the Sector to enhance capacity and competitiveness in order to expand economic growth, drive domestic and export market activity, and enhance food security and local food capacity. Funding targets efforts to improve productivity, efficiency and scalability, addressing labour and training needs, and supporting capital infrastructure investments to support growth. Sustainable CAP programs include:

Capital Infrastructure and Investments

Funding to increase capital investments and system supports to enable facility and farm modernization and capacity expansion. Including investments in:

  • Capital Assets - Processing Equipment
  • Capital Assets - Enterprise Resource Planning Software
  • Co-packing Capacity Building
  • Quality Control Capacity Building

Science, Research
and Innovation

Supporting investments to accelerate the development and adoption of technologies that enhance efficiency and sustainability across the sector while addressing challenges such as climate change.

Sustainable CAP provides funding to the sector for research and innovation activities that create opportunities for improved sustainability, resiliency and competitiveness. This includes investments in basic and applied research for scale-up and pilot-scale testing of new processes, technologies and practices, and capacity building.

Research and Innovation

Funding to support the development of science based solutions and tools that address known challenges, prepare for potential disruptions, threats and capture emerging opportunities in the agriculture and agri-food sector.

Resiliency and Public
Trust

Supporting the development of actions and efforts that enhance the resiliency of the entire food system; from field to fork.

Food Safety & Traceability

Funding to assist Manitoba agri-production and agri-food processing sectors in adopting and improving food safety and traceability practices.

Industry Development Initiatives

Funding is available for training and resource development projects that enhance sector resiliency and competitiveness.

Indigenous Agriculture
and Relationship Development

Supporting initiatives, priorities, and innovative partnerships that enhance relationships with Indigenous peoples and increase Indigenous participation and opportunities in Manitoba's agriculture and agri-food economy.

The Sustainable CAP provides funding for initiatives and the development of innovative partnerships that enhance relationships with Indigenous peoples and increase Indigenous participation and opportunities in Manitoba's agriculture and agri-food economy; including the development and growth of local food systems to empower food sovereignty.

Relationship Development and Engagement

Funding to assist the development and delivery of engagement activities between the industry, academia and Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Agriculture Food Systems

Funding to assist the development and delivery of activities that will increase food security and sovereignty in Indigenous communities.