Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Canadian govt to help hemp sector tap new markets
Canadian govt to help hemp sector tap new markets
11
Oct '12
Hemp farmers and the hemp fibre industry will be able to tap into new markets and increase their profitability with an investment from the Harper Government. Member of Parliament James Rajotte (Edmonton-Leduc), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment for the Hart Fibre Trade Company to help develop the first Canadian scutched hemp processing system-a novel method used to straighten plant fibres in order to make high-quality textiles.

"This investment is yet another example of the Harper Government helping farmers innovate and continue to drive the economy," said MP Rajotte. "There is high demand for value-added hemp textiles in overseas markets, and this innovative process will help farmers capture more value from their crop while opening the doors to potential new markets."

The investment of $938,000 will help produce higher-value hemp using a process that straightens out the fibres so they can be used to meet the quality requirements in textile fabrication.

This process will allow processors to use sustainable, locally grown raw material to produce export goods out of hemp fibres, a high value-added agricultural product that is considered an attractive alternative to cotton. Hemp production is a growing industry in Canada with acreage that has almost doubled over the past year and a projected target of 100,000 acres by 2015.

"This investment from the Government of Canada is very important to this project," said Zigang Ren, President of Hart Fibre Trade Company. "It strongly pushes the Scutched Hemp Processing System project forward, builds our core competitiveness, and creates more marketing opportunities for the Canadian hemp textile material industry."

This Harper Government investment is being provided through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP), a five-year (2009-2014), $163-million initiative that aims to help the Canadian agricultural sector adapt and remain competitive. In Alberta, the regional component of CAAP is delivered by the Agriculture and Food Council (AFC) of Alberta.

Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP)

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 28th Apr 2017

Fix 5% GST rate for textile goods: Textile bodies

Uniform levy of 5 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on all...

Textiles | On 28th Apr 2017

India lifts CVD imposed on Nepali Jute goods

The countervailing duty (CVD) that was imposed on Nepali jute...

Courtesy: Williamsburg Garment Company

Fashion | On 28th Apr 2017

'We have grown by staying small & maximising efforts'

The easiest way to go out of business is to be too big or expand too...

Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X