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July 2012, Vol. 36, No. 7
Programs and Services
Funding Available Through the Traceability Foundation Initiative
The Traceability Foundations Initiative continues with a second intake that is open to accept applications beginning June 1, 2012 until July 24, 2012. If you are interested in applying to the Traceability Foundations Initiative, an application process map has been developed to guide applicants http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/food/foodsafety/grants/index.htm. Additional tools and information can be found at www.ontario.ca/traceability - click on "funding". The Traceability Foundations Initiative is part of the Ontario’s strategy to enhance the adoption of traceability in the agri-food sector. The initiative supports the development of information sharing systems for defined business purposes and provides funding to support hardware purchases, software development, education and training. These systems will improve product identification and attribute verification such as organic, GMO-free, corn-fed beef and allow for tracking of product movement through the agri-food system. TFI is established under the Agricultural Flexibility ("AgriFlexibility") Fund. Approved projects may be eligible for up to a maximum of $5 million in funding per project. For more information please contact the Agriculture Information Contact Centre at 1-800-424-1300 if they have questions. Thank you for your support and partnership on this important initiative.