Traceability Pilot Program FAQs

Traceability Pilot Program FAQs

The Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Traceability Pilot Program is designed to evaluate and recommend ideal traceability technologies that are practical and cost effective for producers and agri-businesses throughout the supply chain. Projects must be related to the traceability initiatives of product or animal identification, premises identification, and/or product or animal movement.

How are costs shared?

Eligible activities include testing and evaluation of traceability technologies that:

  • Improve the quality, accuracy and speed of traceability systems.
  • Explore the potential of adding value to the health and safety aspects of traceability systems, such as being able to trace products/ingredients to the source, or reducing the time to identify and resolve food safety or quality issues.
  • Improve the capability and capacity of product or animal identification, premises identification, and/or product or animal movement.
  • Optimize business performance through information management systems that improve the accuracy of inventory management, account tracking, product differentiation, etc.
  • Automate data collection so that it can be stored and shared electronically.

Note: Activities related to the research and the development of new traceability technologies are not eligible.

What are the funding levels?

Funding levels, up to a maximum of $100,000, are 100% of eligible expenses for applicants who are non-profit organizations and 70% of eligible expenses for all other applicants.

Who can participate?

  • Individuals, corporations, registered partnerships and other organizations including; Hutterite colonies, members of Indian reserves, and Metis settlements that operate a farming or business operation in Alberta.
  • Non-profit organizations that are a society or association representing an agricultural industry at a national or provincial level, and that operate in Alberta.

Note: Research stations, universities and other organizations funded in whole or in part by the government are not eligible to apply.

How are applications processed?

There is limited funding for the program. Applications will be processed on a case-by-case basis, subject to the Program priorities and funding constraints.

How do I Apply?

To learn more about the program and how to apply contact the Traceability Division at 780-643-1572.

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