Canadian gov invests in organic farming
The Canadian government is
providing organic farmers with the support they need to tap into new and
A $258,100 investment has been announced by Federal Agriculture Minister
Gerry Ritz which will support the organic industry while they grow to meet
increasing consumer demand for organic products.
â€œIncreasingly, families at home and around the globe are choosing to buy
organic food,â€ said Minister Ritz. â€œThe government is committed to supporting
our farmers as they seize these new market opportunities.â€
Funding for the project, called Growing Up Organic, is being provided to
the Canadian Organic Growers Inc. (COG) through Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada's national Ad
vancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Program
â€œThrough this initiative, government, farmers and industry are ensuring the
continued growth of the agricultural sector, and a vibrant future for organic
farming in Canada,â€ said Laura Telford, Executive Director of COG.
Through the ACAAF program, which began in 2004, Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada has provided more than $7.2 mln to 74 organic projects.
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