May 27, 2014 3:01 pm

Canadian government renews CAAP for five years

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz (right) announced on Monday the Canadian Agriculture Adaptation Program will be renewed for another five years to help the agriculture sector.

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SASKATOON – The Canadian Agriculture Adaptation Program (CAAP) has been renewed for another five years by the federal government.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz made the announcement in Saskatoon on Monday.

Under CAAP, over $50 million will be available to help the agriculture sector adapt and remain competitive, respond to emerging issues and look at new approaches to deal with new and ongoing challenges.

“The renewed CAAP program will allow our agriculture sector to proactively manage issues, seize new opportunities and grow the Canadian economy,” said Ritz.

The move is supported by a number of groups including Pulse Canada and the Flax Council of Canada.

The program runs until 2019 or until all the funds are utilized. Projects must be either national or sector-wide in scope.

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