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Canadian Agricultural Partnership Launches in Nova Scotia

Ottawa Ontario  – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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.

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.

Source : Government of Canada