The governments of Canada and Ontario have reached a $2 million funding agreement with Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC). The agreement will provide support for LRIC’s activities, on behalf of the livestock sector, for the next five years, through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), a five-year, federal-provincial-territorial initiative.
“This Sustainable CAP funding will help the Livestock Research Innovation Corporation drive innovation within the sector,” says the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. “The Government of Canada has been working hard to support livestock producers and processors in maintaining a profitable, sustainable, and competitive agriculture and agri-food sector.”
“Our government will continue to support the Ontario livestock sector by taking innovative actions to strengthen its production capacity, resilience and sustainability. We value the work of the Livestock Research Innovation Corporation and look forward to continuing work with LRIC. The outcomes of this investment will make significant contributions towards the ambitious goals we have set out for the province’s agriculture and food sector in our Grow Ontario Strategy,” says Lisa Thompson, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
This funding agreement will allow LRIC to continue its work in several areas. These include industry intelligence- gathering, stakeholder engagement and collaboration, providing research services and activities supporting knowledge mobilization and Getting Research into Practice. This agreement also helps support the Grow Ontario Strategy to strengthen the agri-food sector, fuel economic growth, ensure an efficient, reliable, and responsive food supply and address ongoing agri-food sector vulnerabilities through new innovations.Click here to see more...