On Nov. 5 the federal government announced investments in projects with the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) that will help determine the best hemp varieties by region and will give growers the tools they need to promote Canadian hemp in international markets.
An investment of more than $64,000 from the Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) will be used to test and evaluate different hemp varieties across Canada for their food and non-food uses. This project will help the industry identify the best hemp varieties to grow in each region for grain yield and fibre yield.
A second investment of over $31,000 through the AgriMarketing Program will support the CHTA in increasing Canada’s presence in new and existing international hemp markets. It will help the CHTA develop promotional material, participate in key international tradeshows, attract new clients, and undertake market research to identify market opportunities.