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 for 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.
Under the Agriculture and Food Operations branch, three divisions exist: Food Protection; Agriculture, Food & Advisory Services; and Agriculture Protection. The responsibilities of this branch include:
The Policy and Corporate Services branch consists of four divisions: Policy & Planning; Agri-food & Fisheries Agencies; Programs & Business Risk Management, and Corporate Initiatives. The responsibilities of this branch include: