MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNDER TWO NEW FUNDING STREAMS FOR AGRICULTURE PRODUCERS
April 28, 2023
Programs Support Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Agriculture Operations in Manitoba: Bibeau, Johnson
The Manitoba government has opened intakes for two new programs under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) that provide funding to support sustainable farming in Manitoba, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson announced today.
The Sustainable CAP is a five-year $3.5-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector. This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and a $2.5-billion commitment that is cost-shared 60 per cent federally and 40 per cent provincially/territorially for programs designed and delivered by provinces and territories.
More information on Manitoba programs under the Sustainable CAP is available at https://www.manitoba.ca/scap/.
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To find the BMPs supported click here
Government of Canada and Manitoba Announce Launch of Province’s New Online Environmental Farm Plan Platform
The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing the launch of Manitoba’s new online Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) platform.
More information on the EFP and a link to the online EFP portal can be found at www.ManitobaEFP.ca.
About the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF)
Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) is a $200 million, 3-year fund (from 2021 to 2024) which funds 12 different programs (PWCP being one such program) to support farmers in adopting beneficial management practices (BMPs) that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases as well as provide other environmental benefits such as improved biodiversity and soil health. Activities such as outreach, education, and training are supported to promote the adaption of the BMPs.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada program announcement
Funding for this project [in part] has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund
The Prairie Watersheds Climate Program (PWCP)
The Prairie Watersheds Climate Program (PWCP) is led by the Manitoba Association of Watersheds (MAW) and delivered by Manitoba’s Watershed Districts and the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW). Please read MAW’s press release regarding PWCP.
The PWCP provides up to $40 million in financial support, through OFCAF, to producers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to accelerate their adoption and implementation of on-farm beneficial management practices (BMPs) to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, support production efficiency, sustainability and resiliency on their farm operations. To assist producers with their adoption of new BMPs, the program offers producers resources to support BMP implementation and provide BMP design recommendations.
Check out our program page for Applications and more information