Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

August 17, 2016 21:32 ET

Canada's Ornamental Horticulture Industry Gets Federal Support to Grow their Markets

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 17, 2016) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna - Lake Country, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, today announced a contribution of up to $1.1 million to grow the domestic and international market for Canadian ornamental horticulture. This funding will help the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) promote and showcase nursery products to buyers in Canada and around the world through marketing activities, trade shows, and hosting sales missions. The CLNA will also meet with industry partners in the United States and Mexico to discuss common issues and future opportunities.

Quick Facts

  • Canada's ornamental horticulture industry, which includes floriculture, nurseries, and turf sod, generated $1.93 billion in farm gate sales in 2015. The United States accounted for over 98.5% of exports which brought in over $438 million.
  • The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association is a national not-for-profit federation of nine provincial landscape and horticulture associations representing over 3,800 members.
  • The contribution is made through the Market Development stream of the AgriMarketing Program, a five-year, $341-million initiative under Growing Forward 2.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association as they grow their industry and our economy. This investment of up to $1.1 million will help Canada's horticulture farmers expand their markets in Canada and abroad, generating greater returns and recognition across borders for Canadian ornamental horticulture."

- Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna - Lake Country

"The funding provided through the Growing Forward 2 initiative will allow the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association to invest in a variety of valuable projects dedicated to increasing the domestic and international markets for the Canadian ornamental horticulture, specifically the nursery and landscape sectors. The increased marketing opportunities for Canadian nursery and landscape products will benefit the entire value chain, from the grower to the consumer."

- Rene Thiebaud, CLM, President, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association

Additional links

Growing Forward 2 (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

AgriMarketing Program (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

Canadian Nursery Landscape Association

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Contact Information

  • Guy Gallant
    Director of Communications
    The Office of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay
    613-773-1059

    Media Relations
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    613-773-7972
    1-866-345-7972

    Anne Beifuss
    Communications Specialist
    Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA)
    Office: 905-875-1399 Ext 8690
    Cell: 289-681-0116