Growing Forward 2 Programs

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The Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have entered into a new five-year agreement for agriculture called Growing Forward 2.

Growing Forward represents a commitment from Canada's Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture for a new policy framework that will support a more profitable and competitive sector.

This new framework is built on three priority outcomes:

  • Innovation
  • Competitiveness and Market Development
  • Adaptability and Industry Capacity

Growing Forward 2 programs for PEI

Business Risk Management Programs

  • AgriStability (PEI)
    provides support when a producer experiences larger farm income losses. The program covers declines of more than 15% in a producer's average income from previous years.
  • AgriInvest (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada)
    a savings account for producers, which provides coverage for small income declines and allows for investments that help mitigate risks or improve market income.
  • AgriInsurance (PEI)
    program which includes insurance against production losses for specified perils (weather, pests, disease) and is being expanded to include more commodities.
  • AgriRecorvery (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada)
    disaster relief framework which provides a coordinated process for federal, provincial and territorial governments to respond rapidly when disasters strike, filling gaps not covered by existing programs.


Non-Business Risk Management Programs

Agriculture Livestock Enhancement Program

Agriculture Research and Innovation Program

Agriculture Stewardship Program

Alternative Land Use Services 2 (ALUS2)

Assurance Systems Program

Business Development Program

Environmental Farm Plans

Future Farmer Program

Organic Industry Development Program

Product and Market Development

Published date: 
April 1, 2015
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General Inquiries

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
5th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PEI   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857

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1-866-PEI FARM (734-3276)