Launch of AAFC Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (2014-2019)


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

For More Information

 please visit the AAFC website for Program guidelines


 The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) (2014-2019) is a five-year, $50.3 million program providing non-repayable contributions for industry-led projects that help the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector to adapt and remain competitive.

The objective of CAAP (2014-2019) is to help the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector to:

  1. Seize opportunities:
    - Allow industry to take advantage of a situation or circumstance to develop a new idea, product, niche, or market opportunity.
  2. Respond to new and/or emerging issues:
    - Address issues that were unknown or not a concern before.
  3. Pathfind and/or pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues:
    - Pathfinding – investigating new ways and/or different options of dealing with new and/or ongoing issues.
    - Piloting – testing ideas and/or approaches to apply in the sector.


The University is NOT an eligible applicant under this program but CAN be a sub-contractor to an Eligible Applicant (e.g legal entities capable of entering into legally binding agreements, such as not-for-profit organizations and associations, marketing boards, and aboriginal groups).

Funding Availability

  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will determine funding on a case-by-case basis.

The maximum funding amount for each project will generally not exceed:

  • $1 million
  • $4 million (over 5 years)

Eligible project costs are to be shared 50:50 between AAFC and the Industry Applicant.  Total government funding sources to meet the Industry Applicant’s matched funding for the project can NOT exceed 85%.  A maximum of 10% in-kind can be used towards the Industry’s 50% matching share.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

CAAP (2014-2019) ends on March 31, 2019.

Special Notes

If you have been invited to participate in this program, you will need to submit a copy of the proposal and signed OR-5 for review 2 weeks prior (10 working days) to submission by the Eligible Applicant.  Researchers are encouraged to contact the Office of Research ASAP for program information and assistance with completing your proposal. 

For Questions, please contact

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Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54807

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