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

Refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program Opening:  April 1, 2024
Application Due:  June 30, 2024
Claim Deadline:  January 31, 2025

How to apply

Complete the Program Application Form (make sure to check the application for details on all required supporting documents). Send your completed application, supporting documents and current (within the last 5 years) Environmental Farm Plan to the Programs Division office.

You also need to complete the Program Funding Registration Form.


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
Program Application
Program Funding Registration Form - Farm Applicants