Wednesday Feb 15 is Agriculture Day!

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February 15, 2023

Today is Agriculture Day across Canada; a day to celebrate Canadian agriculture, consumers, and farmers, and to engage in conversations about improving Canadian agriculture!

With support from the GNWT’s Department of Industry Tourism and Investment and CanNor; and a healthy dose of home-grown entrepreneurship and innovation, the Territorial Agrifood Association promotes, supports and advocates for a sustainable, competitive, and resilient agrifood industry in the NWT.

News Release: Minister Vandal announces an investment of over $90,000 through CanNor to support  innovation in the agri-food sector of the Northwest Territories

The non-profit, non-governmental association represents members of the agri-food value chain across the territory; entrepreneurs that deal with all aspects of food production or its sale and delivery in the NWT. That includes farming, food harvesting, production, processing, manufacturing and distribution.

Learn more about the Territorial Agrifood Association

Did you know?

  • NWT agrifood entrepreneurs produce over 92,000 pounds of produce annually?
  • Approximately 80% of all agricultural products from the NWT are vegetables? or that
  • Over 190 varieties of food and food products are produced in the North?

Through the ongoing implementation of its agriculture strategy The Business of Food: A Food Production Plan, the GNWT is working to advance mandate commitments to increase economic diversification by supporting growth in non-extractive sectors and to increase food security through locally produced, harvested, and affordable food.

A strong Northern Agriculture sector will increase local food production, reduce reliance of southern food imports, increase employment and self-sufficiency for growers and producers, increase access to healthy fruits and vegetables for Northern residents and contribute to the NWT’s economic growth and GDP.