The Table de Concertation Agricole et Agroalimentaire is pleased to provide producers and processors a toolbox of useful links, information, and training. For us to improve its content, we invite you to share with us links that you think would be useful for us to share with others.
The Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) influences and supports the development of the Quebec bio-food industry from a sustainable development perspective. Through its advisors and programs, MAPAQ supports producers, processors, restaurants, and food sales businesses.
L'ARTERRE is a networking service based on the accompaniment and partnership between aspiring farmers and owners. It focuses on establishing the next generation of farmers by taking over farms (which do not have an identified successor), acquiring or leasing assets, and setting up partnerships to ensure the sustainability of the businesses and agricultural heritage in Quebec.
The Centre de formation professionnelle de Coaticook-CRIFA offers more than 15 training programs, many of which are related to agriculture and lead to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS).
The C.I.A.R.C. (Centre d'initiative en agriculture de la région de Coaticook) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop a dynamic and attractive economic environment to facilitate consolidation and diversification in rural areas.
The Quebec Reference Center for Agriculture and Agri-food (CRAAQ), offers to the agricultural and agri-food community specialized publications, agricultural events, and a multitude of online services. The CRAAQ, cultivating expertise. Sharing knowledge...
This website lists the agriculture and agri-food courses that regional collectives have developed in each region of Quebec, including those available in the Eastern Townships. Many of these courses are offered in Coaticook.
Créateurs de saveurs is the brand that identifies agri-food products that are grown, prepared, or processed in the Eastern Townships. Its mission is to give visibility to the region's products.
The mission of the Financière agricole du Québec (FADQ) is to support and promote, from a sustainable development perspective, the development of the agricultural and agri-food sector. The organization offers financing and income insurance products to agricultural producers in all sectors. In addition, the FADQ oversees various programs to help the next generation of farmers.
Farm Credit Canada's mission is to enhance rural Canada's sector by providing financial and other services and products to farms and agribusinesses, for small and medium-sized businesses and larger ones. This site is full of information on various agricultural markets and tools to assist management.
To help the territory's businesses and new entrepreneurs, the Coaticook MRC has several financial tools to raise and support projects on its territory. A business advisor can help and advise you during the implementation of your project. Here are the different funds available to you.
- Fonds Innove: Fund that aims to help manufacturing, agricultural and agri-food businesses that want to improve their productivity through the acquisition of new equipment.
- New Entrepreneurs Fund: a grant to assist new entrepreneurs who wish to start a first or second business.
- FLI and FLS : Financial assistance in the form of a loan to support job creation and stimulate local entrepreneurship
Réseau Agriconseils guides farm businesses and artisanal processors in helping you choose the services that are better adapted to your farm's needs. It is therefore a one-stop shop for advisory services that businesses can benefit from.
The SADC (Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité) is a group of non-profit organizations working to bring out the excellence in the regions and ensure their development. It contributes to the growth and well-being of its community.
The Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec (UPA) is a professional union organization whose mission is to promote, defend and develop the professional, economic, social, and moral interests of Quebec's agricultural and forestry producers.