OIDP: Increasing Market Competitiveness Subprogram

GF2 programs are now fully committed for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

Applicants wishing to apply for 2017/2018 fiscal year should contact the Program Administrator.

The purpose of the Increasing Market Competitiveness Subprogram is:

  • to provide assistance to farmers and processors wanting to increase their share of the certified organic marketplace
  • to assist farmers and processors develop and nurture relationships between all the links of the value chain

Who is eligible?

  • Agricultural producers
  • Groups of Agriculture producers
  • Small to Medium-sized Agri-businesses

What activities are eligible?

Financial support will be provided to assist projects that lead to improved quality and/or quantity of organic products grown or produced on Prince Edward Island. Projects should produce an increase in sales or economic growth for the applicant.

What expenses are eligible?

  • Costs associated with purchase of technology to meet the quality requirements of the marketplace and to make the business more efficient
  • Coaching and technical advisory services

 What expenses are not eligible?

  • In-kind material or labour
  • On-going production activities
  • Purchase of common items that can be used for multiple purposes ( ie. digital camera, smart phones)
  • Purchase of breeding stock and/or seed
  • Construction of new infrastructure or crop storages
  • Modification to crop storages and/or other infrastructure
  • Non arms –length transactions
  • Feasibility studies, market scans, and business plans    

What funding is available?

  • funded at 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $30,000 per project per year and a maximum of $50,000 over the five year program.

How do I apply?

Complete the Increasing Market Competiveness Application form.

Project submissions will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Projects will be accepted until funds are fully committed.

How do I claim the funding?

To be reimbursed, applicants must submit a claim form to the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Fisheries with invoices and proof of payment, project report and evaluation.

Forward completed application and claim forms to:

Organic Development Officer
PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
5th floor Jones Building, P.O. Box 2000
11 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PE,    C1A 7N8
Phone: (902) 314-0825
Fax: (902) 368-4857
Email: sdmackinnon@gov.pe.ca


Published date: 
June 5, 2017
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