Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Initiatives Program (ESAIP)
As part of the $2.5 million grant from Alberta Agriculture and Food, ARECA launched the Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Initiatives Program (ESAIP). The one-time $700,000 fund supported projects that are complImentary to objectives of environmentally sustainable agriculture.
The application process was open to individuals, agricultural and environmental organizations, commodity groups and associations, First Nations, applied research associations, forage associations, any of which could have been either private, public or non-government entities.
The program sought projects which included, but were not limited to:
* nutrient management
* soil and water management and monitoring
* integrated crop management
* riparian and grazing management
* climate change
* greenhouse gases
To read about the projects awarded funding, please click on ESAIP 2007 Projects (PDF)
The one-time funding for this initative has been designated to the projects detailed in the document above; applications are no longer being accepted.