The Canadian Government has announced a CAD$25 million investment to help the agricultural sector reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the development and adoption of clean technologies.
The Agricultural Clean Technology Program investment will be made over three years and was announced by Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay.
In a release, the government said Canadian farmers were important drivers of the economy and were making important contributions in the fight against climate change.
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.
“This investment will help Canadian farmers stay on the cutting edge of clean technology by targeting developments in bioproducts and precision agriculture. Our government has made both agriculture and clean technology a priority for growth in our economy,” MacAulay said.
“This new program will contribute to Canada’s place as a world leader in agricultural clean technology, helping farmers to develop new and efficient uses of energy, while also protecting our environmental resources and mitigating climate change.”