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Through the Value-Added program, the governments of Alberta and Canada will invest in projects that help processors grow their sales, increase market opportunities and create jobs.
Agriculture has served as the bedrock of our prosperity and continues to be a driving force in our economy. The Value-Added program is another tool for processors that will increase investment, create jobs, and grow our economy.
Alberta’s agri-food sector contributes $8.5 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) and employs about 73,000 people. The sector makes high-quality products and is positioned to provide high-quality, safe food to a growing global market. We have a great opportunity to keep this vibrant sector growing.
We’re focused on attracting investment to improve our value-added processing capacity and helping the agricultural sector maintain and grow its markets.
The Value-Added program will provide new opportunities for Alberta’s food and bio-industrial processors, who make high-quality meats, dairy, grains, baked goods, pet food, and bio-products like hemp fibre.
Alberta’s modernized, simplified CAP programs make it easier and quicker for farmers, ranchers and food processors to get the funds they need to update or grow their operations. To make it even easier, the programs have been condensed from 16 to 9. Funding is limited, so I encourage people to apply by the program deadlines.
Find one that fits your operation and apply at CAP.Alberta.ca.
Devin Dreeshen served as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry from April 30, 2019 to November 5, 2021.