The following program ended March 31, 2013:
The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have entered into a new framework agreement for agriculture called Growing Forward. Under Growing Forward, the federal government will contribute $14.74 million over the next five years to non-business risk management programming in Nova Scotia.
The Growing Forward agreement focuses on three priority outcome areas: a competitive & innovative sector; a sector that contributes to society’s priorities; and a sector that is pro-active at managing risks. Growing Forward programming in Nova Scotia not only reflects these three priority areas but also incorporates input received from farmers, producers and processors.
With the renewed funding for programs under Growing Forward and the partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture is well-positioned to provide assistance for the tools the agriculture industry needs to improve their profitability and competitiveness.