Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program
The Nunavut Harvesters Association is managing Nunavut’s $306,000 share of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s five-year, $163-million Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP).
CAAP will build on the success of the previous program, Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF).
The objective of CAAP is to facilitate the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector’s ability to seize opportunities, to respond to new and emerging issues, and to pathfind and pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues in order to help it adapt and remain competitive.
CAAP will focus on:
- Seizing opportunities, taking advantage of a situation or circumstance to develop a new idea, product, niche, or market opportunity to the benefit of the sector.
- Responding to new and emerging issues, addressing issues that were not of concern previously, or were not known about at all.
- Pathfinding and piloting solutions to new and ongoing issues, testing ways of dealing with new issues, or find new ways to deal with existing issues.
- Pathfinding means looking at different options to prepare the sector to face the future and remain competitive.
- Piloting means the testing of ideas or approaches to see if they are effective enough to use in everyday applications in the sector.
Program Principles and Criteria
Under the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program, funding is available for eligible projects identified and carried out by the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. Proposals to access the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program funding must meet specified principles and be consistent with the program's criteria. See Objective and Principles and Criteria for the full requirements.
All of the components of the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program are either delivered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada or through Regional (Provincial or Territorial) Industry Councils.
- If your project is national in scope, then you can apply through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. How do you tell if you are national in scope? If your project involves, or is supported by, representatives of a national sector and it will ultimately benefit the stakeholders of the targeted sector across Canada, then your project may be national in scope.
Regional and Multi-Regional projects
- If your project is regional in scope, then you can contact the Nunavut Harvesters Association (Nunavut’s Industry Council).
- Industry Councils also deliver multi-regional projects, known as Collective Outcomes. These are projects funded by two or more Industry Councils in partnership to address targeted, common areas of focus with the goal of maximizing the benefits to the sector beyond the project's province or territory of origin, but are not necessarily national in scope. An Industry Council may identify a project that has potential for wider benefit in other provinces and territories. Collective Outcome projects may, for example, address the needs of a crop concentrated in specific geographic areas or deal with specific weather or pest challenges common to geographic areas.
For more information please email the Nunavut Harvesters Association at email@example.com or email Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Adaptation Division, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at 1-877-290-2188.