The 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.
Enhance crop industry competitiveness through improved genetics, integrated crop
management and supporting market development and access.
Add value to biorefining and bioindustrial development through increasing research
capacity and supporting selected research technologies.
Assist with development of Health and Wellness products and supporting research.
To improve the competiveness of Alberta's various crop industries, and to improve
the competitiveness of Alberta's livestock industries through the production of high-
quality nutritious feeds. This will look at both improvements to the crop itself, to the
way crops are produced and to identification, surveillance monitoring and control of
pests and diseases that are a threat to production security. Competitiveness may
extend to industry-based market development and activities related to gaining or
assuring market access.
To support continued development of biorefining and bioindustrial capacity in
Alberta. This builds on ACIDF's past investments in fibres, biopolymers, extraction
of high-value materials from crops and scale-up equipment.
To focus on products and product development research. This may include efficacy
testing, safety issues, and due diligence required to get to market. This initiative will
favour a narrow view of specific products and specific processes.
Original: $5.5 million
Remaining: $4.5million (2/14/2012)
Specific technologies and practices to improve production and reduce risks
Specific technologies, products and practices related to biorefining, industrial
products, and health/wellness products.
Technology network developments and events to attract additional investment and
commercialization, including extension activities.
Focus on Smaller Crops
Fund 2008 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.
Where possible proposals will
be directed to Fund 2006 (the
matching fund) because of a
requirement on ACIDF to
spend those dollars first, and
to extend the use of these
limited dollars as far as
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