Business Development Program (Agriculture)

PROGRAM INTAKE NOTICE

All of the Department's non-business risk management programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) agreement are open for application.

 

The Agriculture Stewardship Program will be accepting applications for the following Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) on May 8, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.. If you have already applied to the program and need to reapply, you will be contacted directly by your project advisor. 

  • Nutrient Management Demonstration Trial 
  • Silage Storage 
  • Manure Storage 
  • Covered Feedlot
  • Exercise Yard adjacent to Covered Feedlot
  • Alternate Watering Systems/Power to Remote Sites
  • Stream Crossings for Livestock or Farm Machinery 
  • Agricultural Water Quality
  • On-farm Water Use Efficiency 
  • Sustainable Agricultural Water Supply
  • Irrigation Efficiency 
  • Water Well Management
  • Energy Efficiency 
  • Beneficial Crop at time of Commercial Crop
  • IPM Trials – On-farm research assessing the efficacy of new IPM strategies

Please note that only projects that comply with current Public Health Directives related to COVID-19 will be eligible for funding.  

 

Business Risk Management Programs:

The AgriInsurance, AgriStability, AgriInvest, and AgriRecovery Programs are still operating under normal deadlines unless you are notified of a change.  AIC staff will be in contact if any deadlines change.

The Business Development Program will support the agriculture sector by providing funding for skills training, business planning and implementation, benchmarking and risk management activities which will expand domestic and international markets for Prince Edward Island producers and  small to medium sized agri-businesses.  

The three funding categories are:

  1. Training;
  2. Business Planning; and
  3. Benchmarking and Risk Management

Who is eligible for funding?

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations;
  • Agricultural producers;
  • Spouses of agricultural producers;
  • Farm employees;
  • Agriculture industry organizations, clubs, and associations;
  • Agri-processors;
  • Small to Medium Sized Agri-Businesses; and
  • Others may be considered upon request.

What types of activities are eligible for funding?

  • Agriculture-related skills training
  • Business planning;
  • Coordination and planning of courses, seminars, workshops, and/or demonstrations for groups of farmers. 
  • Agriculture-related strategic planning and board governance training
  • Development and use of benchmarking and risk management analytical tools;
  • Development of industry benchmarks for cost of production specific to PEI;
  • Production and on-farm integration of individualized financial –reports; and
  • Projects which increase awareness of risk factors, or identify business risks and vulnerabilities, and training and tools to mitigate those risks.

Where can I find more information?

When can I submit my applications?

Applications for Business Development will open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018.  Applications received prior to this date and time will not be considered.

For more information contact:

Business Development Information Officer
PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857 
Email: businessdevelopment@gov.pe.ca
 

Published date: 
April 17, 2020
Agriculture and Land

General Inquiries

Department of Agriculture and Land
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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