Funding Priorities
Vision      A Globally Competitive Crop Industry in Alberta. Mission      ACIDF will provide resources to increase the competitiveness of Alberta farmers through      leadership in innovation, market development and research. Philosophy      Our primary client is the consumer, and the primary beneficiary is the producer. Research Priorities The Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund (ACIDF) has been asking producers, researchers, agronomists and others which areas they consider the highest priority for that work. Find out what they have been saying by clicking on the following links: - Research priorities for beekeepers in Alberta - Research priorities for irrigated crop production in Alberta - Research priorities for greenhouse production in Alberta - Effectively Managing and Maximizing the Benefits of Crop Inputs  - Knowledge Transfer - Integrated Pest Management - Tillage, Harvest and Residue Management Practices - Continued Support for Plant Breeding - Water and Moisture Management - Seeding Practices - Soil Health - Precision Agriculture and Data Management - Research Priorities for Forage Production in Alberta, Part 1 - Research Priorities for Forage Production in Alberta, Part 2 Investment Funds are FULLY COMMITTED. Goals The Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund (ACIDF) welcomes proposals to meet priorities within our strategic goals: 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 document. 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. Priority: 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. Preference: Projects located within the province, or directly associated with expanding Alberta's market opportunities.
Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd.
Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd.
Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund Ltd.
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