Applied Research Sub-program

The Applied Research Sub-Program will support the undertaking of short-term applied research that will yield economic benefits to the PEI agriculture industry.  

Who is eligible for funding?

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations;
  • Agricultural producers;
  • Agriculture industry organizations, clubs, and associations;
  • Public, private and academic institutions; and
  • Small-to-medium sized agri-businesses.

What types of activities are eligible for funding?

  • Variety and/or crop research trials that can include yield evaluations, climatic suitability analysis, pest resistance, and improvements in pollination;
  • Crop and livestock development research that will lead to on-farm diversification;
  • Crop and livestock research that will support commercialization of new agri-based products;
  • Pest management research to quantify the extend of specific pest problems and/or evaluation control measures and reduce pesticide risk;
  • Crop and livestock research which has the potential to address challenges associated with climate change;
  • Short-to-medium term projects which address gaps in scientific knowledge and/or target new clean technology opportunities; and
  • Information sharing and/or knowledge transfer activities.

Where can I find more information?

For more information contact:

Agriculture Research and Innovation Program Information Officer
PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857 

Published date: 
September 3, 2020
Agriculture and Land

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Department of Agriculture and Land
5th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4880
Fax: 902-368-4857

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