Agricultural Adaptation Council: September 2012 Newsletter

Funding Available for Short-Term Innovative CAAP Projects

AAC is looking for short-term, innovative projects that fit the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) project objectives. AAC would like to make the industry aware of the upcoming deadlines.

*Please note, all CAAP projects must be completed by October 31, 2013. Submit application(s) as soon as possible to ensure the optimal lifespan for your project(s).

CAAP funds projects that help the sector remain competitive and adapt to:• Seize opportunities: means to take advantage of a situation or circumstance in order to develop a new idea, product, niche, or market opportunity to the benefit of the sector.

•   Seize opportunities: means to take advantage of a situation or circumstance in order to develop a new idea, product, niche, or market opportunity to the benefit     of the sector.
•   Respond to new and emerging issues: means to address issues that were not of concern previously or were not previously known. Issues vary considerably throughout Canada because of soil conditions, climate and the sector's level of development.
•   Pathfind or pilot new solutions and opportunities to on-going issues: means to test ways of dealing with new issues or find new ways to deal with existing issues. Under CAAP, this is done in two ways:
              -  Pathfinding means looking at different options to prepare the sector to face the future and remain competitive.
              -  Piloting means testing ideas or approaches to see if they are effective enough to use in everyday applications in the sector.

Click here to read examples of short-term innovative projects that have been completed by AAC applicants under the CAAP program to enable a vibrant, competitive and diverse agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products industry where ideas are fostered into realities.

For complete details about CAAP, please refer to the CAAP Guide.

Please contact a program coordinator today or complete a pre-proposal and we can provide you with feedback on the fit of your project under CAAP.

 

Read this story and more in the September Agricultural Adaptation Council Newsletter.

For more information on the AAC visit their website here.