Fund 2001 was ACIDF’s first tranche of funding, and the initiative that built the company. Beginning in 2001, the$11.4 million fund was fully committed in 2009.
This program invested $4 million in food processing industry development, specifically 20% support in equipmentto reduce labor needs and increase throughput.
Fund 2005 - Automation and Proditivity Pilot Program
A small initiative designed to investigate opportunities to make Alberta’s crop industries more competitive with other areas of Canada and internationally.
This $2 million initiative through ARD and APF, developed and installed polymer processing equipment inAgri-Food Discovery Place. The faciity operated in partnership with ARD’s Bioindustrial Technology Division.
Biopolymer Development Initiative
Fund 2010 - Feeding Initiative and NIRS grantsThe initiative will support crop development, feed production, production security, biorefining technologies and health-related product development. Projects and programs under portions of this initiative will benefit both Alberta's crop and livestock sectors by ensuring adequate supplies of high quality feed.
Fund 2008 - Competitive Crop Production Initiative The initiative follows a number of highly focused initiatives, limited either by eligible projects or by finanical matching limitations. This resulted in funding being limited for a number of crop industry sectors and for smaller developing industries. For this reason, Fund 2008 will be preferentially directed to proposals involving the smaller and less supported crops