Get funding for agriculture research and innovation

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The Research and Innovation Program funds research that advances Yukon agriculture.

This includes:

  • supporting the development and maintenance of northern agricultural research and demonstration programs in Yukon;
  • providing funding for small-scale research projects or pilot projects; and
  • sponsoring participation in circumpolar research that has a direct benefit to the Yukon agriculture sector, including the Circumpolar Agricultural Conference.

Research priorities are identified in the 2018–2023 Research Plan.

Eligible activities

  • Activities involved in the agriculture research program:
    • design;
    • preparation;
    • implementation and maintenance; and
    • includes costs for research equipment (such as data loggers, weather stations, soil probes, etc.), tools, materials and supplies.
  • Research in all aspects of farm:
    • management;
    • production;
    • processing;
    • marketing;
    • conservation techniques;
    • new technology; and
    • financing.
  • Collaborations on research projects related to northern and circumpolar agriculture and agri-food processing that partner with:
    • universities;
    • colleges;
    • industry; and
    • federal agencies.
  • Travel for the purpose of:
    • information gathering; and
    • development of circumpolar agriculture information networks with other northern regions and circumpolar countries.
  • Travel to attend and make presentations at northern and circumpolar agricultural events including:
    • meetings;
    • workshops;
    • seminars;
    • conferences; and
    • participation in circumpolar research projects and educational exchanges.

Eligible recipients

  • Producers.
  • Processors.
  • Producer or processor organizations.
  • Agricultural non-profits.
  • Governments.

Eligible funding

Producers or processors

May be eligible for 50% of funding up to $5,000 per project to fund:

  • preliminary research; or
  • literature reviews.

Producer or processor organizations

May be eligible for 80% of the costs of:

  • materials;
  • supplies;
  • testing
  • tools; and
  • equipment.

Up to 50% of the actual costs for labour, to a maximum of $25,000 per project.

Agricultural non-profits and governments

Priority research projects may be provided up to 100% of costs of:

  • materials;
  • supplies;
  • testing;
  • tools; and
  • equipment.

Up to 80% of costs of labour to a maximum of $150,000 per project.

Funding for travel

Reimbursement for travel costs must be consistent with Government of Yukon travel expense guidelines.

Producers, processors, and producer or processor organizations

  • Up to 60% of the project costs.

Agricultural non-profits and governments

  • 100% of the project costs.

Non-profits and governments sponsoring applications for 100% funding will be required to:

  • advertise the opportunity to eligible participants; and
  • choose delegates based on predetermined criteria.

Eligible travel costs

  • Transportation.
  • Accommodation.
  • Registration fees.
  • Meals.
  • Incidental expenses.

Before you apply

Complete the:

We encourage you to get a program manager to review your application. Email agriculture@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.

Apply for funding

  1. Gather your completed documents.
  2. Submit your application. Applications are generally reviewed once a month. The submission deadline is the 1st Friday of the month.
    In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Find out the decision

Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.

Evaluate your completed project

We will release your final payment once you submit:

  • the completed evaluation form;
  • an itemized list of expenses; and
  • copies of receipts.

If you host an event like a conference or workshop, include feedback from attendees.

We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.

Find more agriculture funding programs

This program is 1 of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.

About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:

  • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
  • increase environmental sustainability;
  • expand domestic and international markets; and
  • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.