Mandate, Mission & Vision

Department Mandate

The Department of Agriculture supports the development of competitive, sustainable and profitable agriculture and agri-business industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s rural and urban communities. The Policy and Corporate Services division of the Department of Agriculture also supports the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture in developing competitive and profitable ocean products and recreational fishing industries.

Department Mission

To foster prosperous and sustainable agriculture, food and agri-business industries through the delivery of quality public services for the betterment of rural communities and all Nova Scotians.

Department Vision

Our vision is of an agriculture and agri-food industry that is diversified, market-focused and profitable. We envision an industry recognized for its adaptable, collaborative business approach and its safe, high quality products. Moreover, it is an industry valued for contributing to the economy, the environment and vibrant rural communities.