Canadian Agricultural Partnership
The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are committed to ensuring farmers and processors have the tools they need to innovate, grow and prosper. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement is part of a commitment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to promote productivity and profitability for the sector. The programs are designed to help the industry position itself to respond to future opportunities and to realize its full potential as a significant contributor to the economy. Programs are also tailored with the flexibility to meet diverse regional requirements.
The partnership is a five-year, $3-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments that aims to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector and ensure continued innovation, growth and prosperity. The partnership includes $1 billion for federal activities and programs, and $2 billion in cost-shared programs delivered by provinces and territories on a 60-40 cost-shared basis.
In Nova Scotia, $37 million will be invested through provincially delivered programs focusing on markets and trade; science, research and innovation; environmental sustainability and climate change; risk management; value-added agriculture and agri-food processing; and public trust.
Nova Scotia Cost-Shared Programs
Note: Nova Scotia’s cost-shared programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership are now accepting applications again. The programs were placed on hold in order to receive additional input from the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. That input has led to a small change to the Soil and Water Sustainability Program (see program guidelines) but all other programs will resume without changes. Eligible project costs will be considered retroactively to April 1, 2018.
- Advancing Innovative Technologies
- Bee Biosecurity Program
- Business Advisory Services
- Crop and Livestock Management Trials Program
- Industry Driven Research and Innovation Program
- Market Expansion and Export Readiness
- Missions and Investigative Travel
- Small Farm Accelerator Program
- Soil and Water Sustainability
- Technologies for Value Added Agriculture Program
- Wild Blueberry Harvest Efficiency Program
Business Risk Management Programs
In addition to cost-shared strategic initiatives, the partnership includes several business risk-management programs to help farmers manage risks that threaten the viability of their farms. For information visit Business Risk Management on the federal partnership website and the Nova Scotia Crop and Livestock Insurance Commission.