A Globally Competitive Crop Industry in Alberta.
ACIDF will provide resources to increase the competitiveness of Alberta farmers through
leadership in innovation, market development and research.
Our primary client is the consumer, and the primary beneficiary is the producer.
The Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund (ACIDF) welcomes proposals to meet priorities within our
Increased capability of farmers to manage risk
Increased value-chains, new business and markets
Increased diversification in the crop sector
Improved crop research capacity
Increased consumer confidence in food production
More information on strategies related to ACIDF funding goals is available from our business plan
Grant Priority and Preferences
The ACIDF is interested in innovation and creativity. We will consider a wide range of projects
depending on funding resources at our disposal to ensure the greatest benefit to our primary
beneficiary, the Alberta farmers.
Industry development projects with strong market focus, that increase the competitiveness of Alberta
farmers through such avenues as leadership, research, innovation, training and marketing initiatives.
Current Areas of Interest
Currently ACIDF manages a number of initiatives. Each initiative has its own priorities and limitations.
Investments made under each initiative will be decided on relative merit, fit with objectives, and quality
of proposal. Each supported project must support the ACIDF business deliverables for that initiative.
The investment strategy for each separate initiative is available through the appropriate section of the
current ACIDF business plan. See the Library section of this website.
Proposals from both the Agriculture Funding Consortium call, will be considered for all initiatives.
Projects located within the province, or directly associated with expanding Alberta's market
A mix of large and small projects, especially in areas not receiving adequate attention and support from
other funding sources. ACIDF grants typically range from $10,000 to $200,000 over the life of the
Grants will be awarded competitively, judged on individual merit, and under the guidance of the
Jointly funded projects are encouraged but not essential.
Grants are available
from these initiatives:
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