Business Development

The Department of Agriculture is committed to promoting, encouraging and supporting the development of Nova Scotia’s rural and coastal communities. Our programs, initiatives and services focus on three core business areas:

  • Opportunity investment
  • Business development
  • Market enhancement

Nova Scotia Food Self-Sufficiency


ThinkFARM guide for beginning and transitioning farmers in Nova Scotia.


Perennia offers integrated services to agri-food and bio-resource companies in production, quality and food safety, bioventures and new product development.

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