About Us

The mandate of the Department of Agriculture is to support the development of competitive, sustainable and profitable agriculture and agri-business industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia.

Our vision is of a Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food industry that is diversified, market-focused and profitable. We envision an industry recognized for its adaptable, collaborative business approach.

To better serve Nova Scotians and to reflect Homegrown Success, our 10-year strategy to make the agriculture industry more competitive, innovative and profitable, the Department of Agriculture has recently reorganized and streamlined its operations into two branches: Agriculture and Food Operations, and Policy and Corporate Services.