Government of Canada Launches 'Agricultural Clean Technology Program'
St-Eugene, Ontario: Canadian farmers are important drivers of the Canadian economy, and also make important contributions in the fight against climate change by adopting sustainable technologies and practices. Clean technology permits farmers to undertake efficient uses of energy and the production of renewable energy, while contributing to the protection of the soil, water and air.
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the research, development, demonstration and adoption of clean technologies, because they create good jobs for Canadians and help meet Canada’s climate change goals.
Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, visited an innovative farm in St-Eugene, Ontario to announce the Agricultural Clean Technology Program. This $25 million, three-year investment will help the agricultural sector reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the development and adoption of clean technologies.
Provinces and territories are eligible to apply for federal funding through this program, and are encouraged to work with industry on projects that focus on precision agriculture and/or bioproducts.