Apply for the Agriculture and Agri-Food Research Program

This program can help fuel your passion for new crops, production and processing techniques, value-added agri-food products, and commercial forest products by funding your research.

Who is Eligible?

Eligible applicants include:  

  • NWT farmers
  • Food producers
  • Processors
  • Agri-businesses
  • Local and Indigenous governments involved in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products industry (this includes individuals, businesses, Indigenous organizations, industry associations and non-for-profits whose mandate is related to agriculture and agri-foods production or processing).


Funding is available for:

  • consultant fees
  • project design
  • third party labour
  • project supplies
  • materials and equipment
  • professional, technical and analytical support
  • field preparation and minor maintenance of research facilities
  • presentation preparation costs and travel

Applications will be accepted for small research projects (i.e. on-farm applied research) where: (1) final research findings and summary reports are made available to the public and (2) the research is relevant and applicable to advancing agriculture and the agri-food sector in the NWT.

Reimbursement for travel costs must be consistent with GNWT travel expense guidelines.

For details on eligible activities, see the full program guidelines below.

Equity requirement

Applicants are required to contribute at least 10% of cost value to the project (i.e. as cash or in-kind contributions).  Sweat equity will be recognized when it is a relevant cost.

Required documents

A completed Canadian Agriculture Partnership application form providing detailed information including: full project costing, objectives, outcomes, and outputs and indicators for success.

How do I apply?

Download an application below and submit it to your regional ITI office. If you have any questions, please contact your regional office.