Ontario Research and Development (ORD) Program

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) provided $2.5 million to the Agricultural Adaptation Council to fund the AAC's Ontario Research and Development (ORD) Program. The ORD Program is a two-year provincial program, aimed at boosting Agricultural Research, Competitiveness and Productivity for the non-supply managed commodities of the Ontario Agricultural Commodity Council. The ORD Program was announced in January 2008 as part of the $150 million announced by Ontario in the 2007 Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. The AAC, a non-profit coalition of 72 Ontario agricultural, agri-food and rural organizations delivered this program

In 2009 funding under the ORD program allowed for the FVGO to contribute funding to three new projects