Canadian Agricultural Partnership Launches in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotian farmers work hard to ensure that they are able to respond to the growing need for their high-quality and safe products. Today, the provincial and federal governments launched a suite of cost-shared programs to support sustainable growth of Nova Scotia’s agriculture and agri-food sectors.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a $3 billion, five-year investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to help Canada’s agricultural sector innovate, grow and prosper. The Partnership will provide $37 million for non-business risk management programming in Nova Scotia.
The Partnership will focus on the following priorities: science, research and innovation; markets and trade; environmental sustainability and climate change; value-added agriculture and agri-food processing; risk management; and building public trust.
Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Nova Scotian farmers will also continue to have access to a complete and effective suite of business risk management programs to help them manage significant risks that threaten the viability of their farms and are beyond their capacity to manage.
Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food said, "The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia understand the importance of expanding business opportunities for producers and processors. The agreement we have reached under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership will help to grow the agricultural sector in Nova Scotia sustainably, expand export opportunities internationally and increase participation among underrepresented groups. These priorities will ensure that we can continue to help the sector innovate, grow and prosper."
"By working with our federal partners, we have secured significant funding to help strengthen our agriculture and agri-food industries. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is an investment in the sustainability, productivity and profitability of Nova Scotia agriculture, helping our industry to be more innovative and continue to create jobs and opportunities in our rural communities," said Keith Colwell, Nova Scotia Minister of Agriculture.
For more information on the Partnership, visit Canadian Agricultural Partnership. A list of programs in Nova Scotia is available at Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Nova Scotia.