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Agriculture and Rural Development

Apply now for agriculture research funds (99/01/27)

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Jan. 27, 1999

FREDERICTON (CNB) -- The deadline to apply for the funding under the Adaptive Research Partnership Initiative is March 1, 1999, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Stuart Jamieson said today.

The initiative aims to develop the profitability and the value-added capacity of the agriculture industry in New Brunswick.

"This program is part of the Strategic Partnership Development Fund which was created to encourage new rural business opportunities and improve the environmental sustainability of the New Brunswick agriculture industry," Jamieson said.

The Adaptive Research Partnership Initiative encourages industry-driven adaptive research in the agri-food sector. It supports the development of suitable technology and its adoption by agriculture and agri-food industries.

Priority will be given to projects which evaluate promising new technology, transfer proven technology, or resolve economically significant production and/or environmental problems. To be considered, applications must meet the minimum project budget requirement of $2,500. Government funding up to $25,000 per project, per year, is available.

Applications will be accepted from commodity or industry organizations; individual or groups of primary producers, agribusinesses, and other industry organizations. The deadline for the 1999-2000 fiscal year is March 1, 1999. Applications may be accepted after this date, subject to available funding.

"I encourage all producers and industry organizations to submit their proposals to the department in a timely fashion as the spring planting season will be quickly upon us," Jamieson said.

Application forms, program guidelines and further information may be obtained by contacting any regional office of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.


MEDIA CONTACT - Robert Duguay, Communications, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, at (506) 453-6732.