Perennial Crop Development Program

Due to high interest and uptake in this new program, the funding has now been fully committed for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.  No further applications will be accepted at this time.

The Perennial Crop Development Program is designed increase environmental sustainability in PEI’s agriculture sector. The program will support the establishment of new cropping systems and improvements in existing systems using technological advances and improvements in storage and production practices. Applications will be assessed for a project’s ability to have both ecological and economic benefits. 

Who is eligible for funding?

  • Mi'kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations;
  • Agricultural Producers; 
  • Small to medium-sized agri-businesses
  • Others may be considered upon request.

What types of expenses are eligible for funding?

  • Capital equipment purchases.
  • Adoption and/or evaluation of perennial crop process improvements identified as leading edge technology to reduce costs, add value, improve efficiencies, improve product quality or increase market access.

Where can I find more information?

For more information, contact:

Perennial Crop Development Program Officer        
PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857 
Email: perennialcrop@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
August 7, 2018
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Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
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11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8

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Fax: (902) 368-4857

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