Canadian Agri-Science Cluster for Horticulture 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. AgriScience Clusters are intended to mobilize industry, government and academia through partnerships, and address priority themes and horizontal issues that are national in scope.

In recent months, FVGC has consulted with industry members through our commodity Working Groups* to update the National Research and Innovation Priorities**:

Expressions of Interest for Potatoes

At this time, we are seeking Expressions of Interest from Canadian researchers who would like the opportunity to participate in the Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture 4addressing the above Research and Innovation priority areas (including but not limited to) for the potato industry.

Hort Cluster 4 Expression of Interest Form (pdf)

Note: the EOI Form is available in English only, however we will accept forms completed in French.

 

Please complete the Expressions of Interest Form and return it to FVGC by end of business February 28th, 2022, via email to: cluster4prep@fvgc.cawith the subject line: POTATO – EOI – YOUR NAME

For more information on potato research and the potato EOI process, visit https://potatoresearchcluster.ca/planning-for-cluster-4/

 

February 2022 update:

Expressions of Interest – the EOI process for Apple, Berry, Field Vegetable and Greenhouse Vegetable is now complete. Thank you to all who submitted EOIs, we appreciate your interest in the horticulture Cluster.

All Expressions of Interest will be reviewed by the FVGC’s commodityWorking Groupsin February 2022. Activities selected to move forward to the Request for Proposal stage will be contacted in mid-late March.

 

It is important to note that funding will be pending AAFC’s announcement of the next AgriScienceCluster program, expected in late 2022. There is no guarantee of funding at this point.

 

In the interests of improved coordination, collaboration and funding efficiency, FVGC reserves the right to share LOIswith other research funders and/or Clusters.

 

Please feel free to share this information to other interested researchers and industry contacts.

For more information on FVGC's past projects and programs

contact Amy Argentino, Manager, Projects and Programs.