The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) is a five-year (2009 - 2014), $163 million program with the objective of facilitating the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector's ability to seize opportunities, to respond to new and emerging issues and to pathfind and pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues in order to help it adapt and remain competitive.
Launched as a successor to the Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) program, the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) will continue to support industry-led initiatives at the national, regional and multi-regional levels.
The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) intends on funding projects identified by the sector that align with priorities identified by industry and/or government at the national, regional and multi-regional levels by focusing on:
Responding to new and emerging issues
Pathfinding and pilot solutions to new and ongoing issues
An agriculture and agri-food sector on Prince Edward Island that is innovative, sustainable and competitive.
The Mission of the PEI ADAPT Council and ACAAF is to assist the agriculture and agri-food industry adapt to new challenges and opportunities and support innovative ways of doing business.
To serve as the mechanism for the efficient delivery of Agriculture and Agr-Food Canada programs and other programs that may arise.
To serve as a medium for planning and addressing issues and opportunities, for the advancement of all components of the PEI agriculture and agri-food industry.
The Adaptation Development Agricultural Production Technology (ADAPT) Council was established in 1997. The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives of agricultural value chain organizations including producers, food service, processing and youth; plus ex-officio provincial and federal government personnel. This unique Council structure provides cross commodity/sector perspectives of industry related issues and invaluable insight when adjudicating individual project proposals. The unique composition of the Council enables the board of directors to quickly identify regional emerging issues and to respond to them at the industry level and to do so in a responsible, economic and efficient manner.
Key Council Priorities
Fostering diversification on-farm and value chains networks with other sectors,
Providing human resource development through the upgrading of workplace skills,
Enhancing environmental practices and sustainable production systems,
Promoting collaborative on-farm adaptive research projects with scientists and producers,
Developing policy, and sharing information to assess the impact of policy changes.
For More Information Contact:
Phil Ferraro, Executive Director
Prince Edward Island ADAPT Council
The Farm Centre
420 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7Z5