The Farm Adaptation Innovator Program (FAIP) seeks to build adaptive capacity and encourage the adoption of effective farm practices to help mitigate impacts related to climate change by supporting projects that:
- Promote innovation in farm practices, approaches and technologies that support climate change adaptation
- Demonstrate farm practices that reduce weather related production risks, and identify new production opportunities
- Develop informational and knowledge sharing resources and support increased organization capacity to support adaptation
Five projects were initiated during the pilot phase of this program in 2014/2015. In November of 2014, the program was opened to eligible applicants through a Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) and 47 responses were received. As a result of the (EOI), another nine proposals were approved and all of the program’s $1.75 million in Growing Forward funding has been committed. Project descriptions are provided below, along with project results and deliverables (as they come available).
Project types supported through the program include applied research, pilots, demonstrations and adoption facilitation. Projects may be local, regional or provincial in scope. The resulting knowledge, practice, technology or approach must be applicable at a farm-level scale.
More details about the program parameters and requirements are available through the Farm Adaptation Innovator Program Guide (PDF).