Technologies for Value-Added Agriculture Program

The Technologies for Value-Added Agriculture program supports agricultural producers and processors seeking to advance their operations through innovation, efficiency and quality improvements. This program is designed to help increase the competitiveness and profitability of Nova Scotia’s agriculture sector by supporting the production efficiency of value-added agri-products.


Farms and agri-businesses can apply.

To apply as a farm, you must:

  • have a current Farm Registration
  • be at least 19 years of age
  • report farming income & expenses that show gross commodity income of at least $30,000

To apply as an agri-business, you must:

  • report a gross income of at least $30,000
  • conduct value-added processing of a raw Nova Scotia agriculture product, with a direct partnership and significant economic impact to the Nova Scotia agricultural industry

For more detailed information about eligibility, read the program guidelines.

Deadline or important dates

Program Opening: 1 February 2021
Letter of Intent Due: 1 April 2021
Claim Deadline: 1 March 2022

How to Apply

Complete and submit the Application Form to the Programs & Business Risk Management office.

If you’re new to Department of Agriculture funding programs (since 2018) you must also complete the Program Funding Registration (PFR) Form. Returning clients should update their PFR Form if necessary.

Supporting Documents

Program Guidelines, Application Form and Program Funding Registration Forms are available in the “Downloads” section.

Contact Information

Agriculture – Programs and Business Risk Management Division
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

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


Program Guidelines