Feds give CFA $560,000 for single data window

It is an online national platform

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The federal agriculture department is giving the Canadian Federation of Agriculture $560,000 to develop the Canadian Agri-Food Sustainability Initiative.

“This new initiative will provide Canadian farmers and processors an online national platform to proactively meet the growing demand for proof of sustainability from customers,” the government said.

The CFA will create a single window for data on the sustainability of the Canadian agri-food supply chain.

It will be a place where producers and processors can share information and connect with new networks interested in sustainability, the government said.

“This initiative will also serve as a hub to benchmark and track the sustainability of the Canadian agri-food industry compared to international standards.”

“Ultimately, the Canadian Agri-Food Sustainability Initiative will support Canadian food producers’ use of label claims about the safety and quality of their food product,.” said the news release after Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau spoke to the CFA’s annual meeting.

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