Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change Program

The Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change Program supports the Agricultural sector in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. This program helps primary producers accelerate the adoption of priority beneficial management practices. 


To be eligible, you must be a farm or Mi'kmaq conducting farming activities in a Mi'kmaw community.

For farms, you need to:

  • be currently and properly registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act
  • have generated an annual eligible gross commodity income of at least $30,000
  • be at least 19 years old and actively farming in the program year
  • have a Premise ID, if you're a livestock producer

Refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

There are 2 intake periods for applications:

Spring 2023
Program opening: 14 April, 2023
Application deadline: 15 June, 2023
Claim deadline: 31 August 2023

Fall 2023
Program opening: 15 August 2023
Application deadline: 15 September 2023
Claim deadline: 29 February 2024

How to apply

Applications are closed.


Department of Agriculture
Programs Division
74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll-free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579


Program Guidelines