Hort Cluster 3
The Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) supports the Canadian fruit and vegetable sector in part by managing funding applications and subsequent research and promotion activities that address the sector’s top priorities.
Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture 3
With an investment of nearly $21 million ($13 million by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriInnovation Program and $8 million by industry), Cluster 3 brings expertise from academia, industry and government together on 16 research activities across five commodity groups: apple, berry, greenhouse, potato and vegetable.
This project under the Canadian Agri-Science Cluster for Horticulture 3 is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriScience Program, a federal, provincial, territorial initiative, with support from the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (formerly the Canadian Horticultural Council) and industry contributors.
The Government of Canada invests to advance Canadian horticulture (AAFC News Release – March 6, 2019)
Government of Canada research investment to help manage costly potato disease (AAFC News Release – March 11, 2020)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Partnership
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada delivers federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership aimed at generating economic growth in the agricultural sector.
The AgriScience Program aims to accelerate the pace of innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians. AgriScience Clusters are intended to mobilize industry, government and academia through partnerships, and address priority themes and horizontal issues that are national in scope. For more information on the AgriScience Clusters, visit AAFC’s website.
For more information on FVGC's past projects and programs
contact Amy Argentino, Manager, Projects and Programs.
Planning for Hort Cluster 4: The Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) is actively preparing for the opportunity to establish a fourth Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) next agricultural policy framework for 2023-2028. For more information, visit our Planning for Hort Cluster 4 page.