Ottawa, Manitoba announce funding to support sustainable farming, Indigenous participation in agriculture in Manitoba

The federal and Manitoba governments made two funding announcements related to agriculture.

The first was Ottawa and Manitoba providing over $1.9 million in funding to 54 projects supporting sustainable farming in Manitoba.

Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay says Manitoba farmers are prepared to embrace new, proactive on-farm projects that help mitigate the effects of climate change.

There are two streams of funding that support on-farm management practices and projects that sequester carbon and improve sustainability.

The other was both governments providing funding for initiatives to support Indigenous participation in the agriculture and agri-food economy.

MacAulay says ensuring Indigenous communities and organizations are equipped with the agricultural knowledge, skills and technology to increase their participation in the agricultural economy is critical.

Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson says the government is addressing barriers to Indigenous participation in the agriculture and agri-food sector.

Two streams of funding have been developed to support equitable access to funding and strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities.

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