Please Note: The Growing Forward 2 (GF2) agreement ends March 31, 2018. All GF2 cost-shared programs are closed for application intake.
All claims for existing approved projects must be submitted by March 1, 2018.
The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture (NSDA) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) entered into a five-year (2013-2018) bilateral agreement to implement Growing Forward 2, the policy framework for agriculture.
Under the Growing Forward 2 bilateral agreement, $37 million in federal and provincial funding will be invested over five years towards strategic initiative programming. Growing Forward 2 programs will focus on innovation, competitiveness and market development to ensure Canadian producers and processors have the tools and resources they need to continue to innovate and capitalize on emerging market opportunities.
Over the five years Growing Forward 2 and Homegrown Success programs will focus on three thematic areas: