â€œIncreasingly, families at home and around the globe are choosing to buy organic food,â€ said Minister Ritz. â€œThe Government is committed to supporting our farmers as they seize these new market opportunities.â€ Growing Up Organic
Funding for the project, called Growing Up Organic, is being provided to the Canadian Organic Growers Inc. (COG) through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s national Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Program (ACAAF).
â€œThrough this initiative, government, farmers and industry are ensuring the continued growth of the agricultural sector, and a vibrant future for organic farming in Canada,â€ said Laura Telford, Executive Director of COG.
Through the ACAAF program, which began in 2004, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has provided more than $7.2 million to 74 organic projects. Related Website
â€¢ ACAAF Subscribe here to the Pig Progress newsletter