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Feds support organic food sustainability in Canada

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The Organic Federation of Canada is receiving more than $100,000 from the federal government to support sustainability and growth of the organics food industry in the country.

The funding supports collaboration between the Organic Federation of Canada, Canadian Organic Growers and the Canada Organic Trade Association. The Organic Federation of Canada is using the funds to develop a coordinated governance structure across the three organizations as well as to design, develop and implement a funding model to deliver the services required to support growth of the industry. Representing the entire value chain, the federal government says the collaboration will consolidate and better coordinate efforts to strengthen the organic industry and assist producers in transitioning to organic production.

“Canada’s organic industry is one of our fastest-growing sectors and demand for organic products continues to increase,” says Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of agriculture and agri-food. “The project brings together three key players to coordinate an approach that draws on each organization’s strengths. A stronger organic industry is not only good for Canada’s economy, but also for the environment.”

The funding is provided through Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP), a $50.3 million, five-year investment to help the agricultural sector adapt and remain competitive.

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