Funding announced for developing new agriculture practices and technologies

TheĀ Agriculture Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) program has received a $885,000 boost from the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, which will be put towards 43 projects the program is spearheading.

The program looks to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate new agriculture practices and technologies and the ones that are proven to be successful, are then demonstrated to producers at a local level.

“The ADOPT program supports the industry in meeting the needs of Saskatchewan’s agricultural sector,” says David Marit, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister. “These projects directly support producers and include managing drought risk, forage stand rejuvenation and other valuable practices that will potentially make the work our producers do just a little bit easier.”

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), says the intentions behind the program is to help producers improve efficiency, reduce environmental impact and save time, adding what it specifically means for those in Saskatchewan.

“For Saskatchewan farmers, these projects provide beneficial tools to add ease in their day-to-day work, and reduce barriers to the challenges they face every day,” says Minister Bibeau.

ADOPT is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sectors.