Saskatchewan, GoC commit $885,000 for 43 projects through ADOPT program
By Government of Saskatchewan
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will allocate more than $885,000 to 43 projects through the Agriculture Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) program.
The ADOPT Program provides funding to assist producer groups to evaluate and demonstrate new agricultural practices and technologies at the local level. The results of successful trials can then be adopted by agricultural operations in the region.
“The ADOPT program supports the industry in meeting the needs of Saskatchewan’s agricultural sector,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said in a statement. “These projects directly support producers and include managing drought risk, forage stand rejuvenation and other valuable practices that will potentially make the work our producers do just a little bit easier.”
ADOPT is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sectors. This includes a $2 billion commitment that is cost-shared 60 per cent federally and 40 per cent provincially/territorially for programs that are designed and delivered by provinces and territories, including a $388 million investment in strategic initiatives for Saskatchewan agriculture.