Growing Forward 2

Growing Forward 2 (GF 2) is a renewed commitment to Canada’s agri-food sector by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. They are working together to improve the sector’s productivity, profitability and competitiveness.

Water is emerging as a key business risk facing the agri-food sector. New and innovative solutions to manage water risks in a sustainable manner are critical to the long-term future economic success of the sector.

Under GF 2, BLOOM has an agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to deliver a five-year water innovation project. This project builds on the foundation of change and the strategic initiatives that BLOOM has developed and managed to increase adoption of “water and water-related” innovation in Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector.