This initiative will improve profitability in Alberta's crop sector based on secure market
opportunities. The Alberta crop industry will become more competitive, gain new markets and
retain existing markets in a competitive world.
Research and development in support of new products, improved markets,
technologies and processes directly benefiting Alberta's crop sector. This includes
integrated crop management systems, disease and pest management technology,
germplasm/crop breeding systems/variety development and traceability and food
safety development in the crop sectors.
Development of new crops and new uses for existing crops.
Research in crop-based product and market development at home and abroad based
on Alberta's agricultural renewable resources. This is on an industry scale and
excludes specific product or brand development.
Evaluate and develop new technologies to improve efficiency of crop production
In response to identified markets, improve the profitability of crops.
Increase the capability of farmers to manage risk through improved production
technology, increased market responsiveness.
Increase diversification of crops through market-driven research and development
resulting in more alternatives for producers and more products from existing crops.
Improve consumer confidence in food with respect to safety and quality.
Original: $18 million
Remaining: $3 million (2/14/12)
New technologies in integrated crop management
Disease or pest solution technology or practice (biotic and abiotic threats)
Diversification - new products manufactured in Alberta and/or expansion into new
Systems supporting increased water and nutrient use efficiency in crops
Fund 2006 applications must
include industry investment to
match ACIDF investment.
Industry cash, and in some
cases limited in-kind, must be
confirmed before the grant
contract is completed. While
industry investment does not
need to comprise 1/2 of the
project funding, it does need to
equal or exceend ACIDF
Given industry investment first,
ACIDF may also match
eligible federal funding to a
maximum of the industry
dollars available. To qualify,
federal investment must not be
specifically excluded, must not
be designated to Alberta, and
must have the allocation of
federal funding controlled
outside of Alberta.
For more information, refer to
the Fund 2006 segment of the
business plan or contract
© ACIDF - December 2013