NWT residents are being asked for ideas that could help the territory support more agricultural producers and businesses.
Input will be used as the territory develops a new five-year agricultural funding policy for 2023 to 2028. Residents have until March 31 via the GNWT’s website or by calling (867) 445-1427.
The new document will replace the NWT’s current agriculture strategy, which expires this year.
“Agriculture is emerging as a quickly developing industry with enormous possibilities,” industry minister Caroline Wawzonek was quoted as saying in a Tuesday news release.
Territorial and federal funding currently allows $1.2 million to be spent backing projects each year. The federal government covers 60 percent of costs and the GNWT contributes 40 percent.
Applications for the 2021-2022 year are still being accepted, with $100,000 in remaining funding available.