Technologies for Value-Added Agriculture Program 2019-2020

The objective of the Technologies for Value-Added Agriculture program is to support agricultural producers and processors who seek to advance their operations through innovation, efficiency and quality improvements. This program is designed to assist with increasing the competitiveness and profitability of Nova Scotia’s agriculture sector by supporting the production efficiency of value-added agri-products.


A farm that:

  • Has a current Farm Registration
  • Is at least 19 years of age
  • Has income and expenses that show income of at least $30,000

An agri-business that:

  • Reports a gross income of at least $30,000
  • Conducts value-added processing of a raw N.S. agriculture product, with a direct partnership & significant economic impact to the N.S. agricultural industry.

Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program Opening: February 1, 2019
Letter of Intent Due: April 1, 2019
Claim Deadline: March 1, 2020

How to Apply

Complete the Letter of Intent (LOI) Application to the Program & Business Risk Management office.

The LOI is to be submitted for consideration and if selected, a full proposal will be requested.

Clients new to programs since 2019 must complete the Program Funding Registration (PFR) form. Returning clients to update PFR form as necessary.

Supporting Documents

Program guidelines and application are available in the “Downloads” section

If invited for a full proposal, a template for the proposal will be provided.

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
Application Form
Program Funding Registration Form for Farm Business
Program Funding Registration Form for Agri-Business