Alberta Barley

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Research Funding

Although Alberta Barley receives check-off dollars from Alberta barley producers, the Commission also collaborates with a variety of partner organizations and stakeholders to support valuable research projects.

To maximize research funding, the Commission also regularly pursues additional funding through a variety of programs and grants.

Alberta Barley research project funding is approved based on the submitted project’s proposed budget. Where overhead or direct costs are not represented in the proposed budget but required by the institution, these costs will be deducted from our approved project funding. Regardless of whether or not overhead is presented in the submitted project budget, Alberta Barley will pay up to the maximum charged by the institution or 15%, whichever is less. We encourage you to inquire with other potential funders on their overhead policies.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership Research Cluster (2018 – 2023)

On January 15, 2019, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, then Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food for the Government of Canada, announced a $6.3 million investment into the future of barley research in Canada, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. This investment matched a $3.9 million commitment from the Canadian barley industry, for a total of $10.2 million. 

This will fund the next five-year Canadian National Barley Research Cluster, which includes 12 barley-focused projects aimed at ensuring barley is a competitive cereal crop choice for producers. Read more in the Building Better Barley 2019 document below: