Canadian Agricultural Partnership 2018-2023
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the PEI Department of Agriculture and Land's staff, including the Agricultural Insurance Corporation, will be working from home for a period of time to ensure we contribute to the health and safety of all Islanders, by limiting exposure and reducing the potential for community spread of this virus.
Over the next couple of weeks, the Department will be reviewing all programs to ensure they meet the most pressing needs of industries and that we have the capacity to deliver them to the highest standard.
Intake dates for our non Business Risk Management programs will be delayed for a short period of time, as we prepare to deliver our programs in new and innovative ways.
We recognize the cropping season is almost upon us and we ask for your patience as we put measures in place to make this a seamless transition.
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.
We appreciate your patience during this difficult time and hope that you are all following the sound advice from the Chief Public Health Office.
The Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) is an initiative that outlines policy and program priorities for the agriculture industry across Canada. The CAP is an initiative among Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and provincial and territorial governments. The CAP represents a $3 billion investment in Canada’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. The CAP replaces the Growing Forward 2 initiative (2013-2018).
Through the CAP, the PEI Department of Agriculture and Land (DAL) offers a suite of programs which will support agriculture in PEI to:
- Increase competitiveness, productivity, and profitability;
- Increase environmental sustainability;
- Expand domestic and international markets; and
- Improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks
How were CAP programs developed?
Feedback to inform the development of programs at the DAL was collected through:
- An evaluation of Growing Forward 2 Programs
- Consultation session with industry; Meetings with stakeholders; and an Online public feedback survey
What is new with CAP programs?
Many of the project activities which occurred under the Growing Forward 2 initiative will remain under the CAP.
New focus areas include:
- activities to promote community food security;
- activities to promote environmentally sustainable perennial crops;
- activities to promote public trust in PEI’s agriculture and agri-food sectors; and
- activities to encourage the participation of under-represented groups, including (but not limited to) Indigenous peoples, women, youth and persons with a disability.
Canadian Agriculture Partnership programs for PEI
CAP Outcome: Increase competitiveness, productivity and profitability
- Applied Research Sub-Program
- Innovative Technologies Sub-Program
- Industry Research Coordination Sub-Program
- Technology and Science Adoption Sub-Program
- Certified Land Development Sub-Program
- Implementation of Strategic Initiatives Sub-Program
- Increasing Market Development Sub-Program
- Specialized Equipment Sub-Program
CAP Outcome: Increase environmental sustainability
CAP Outcome: Expand domestic and international markets
- Agriculture Awareness Sub-Program
- Community Food Security Sub-Program
CAP Outcome: Improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks
- On-Farm Assurance Sub-Program
- Post-Farm Assurance Sub-Program
- Surveillance and Emergency Management Sub-Program
Business Risk Management Programs
- 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)
a program which includes insurance against production losses for specified perils (weather, pests, disease) and is being expanded to include more commodities.
- AgriStability (PEI)
provides support when a producer experiences larger farm income losses. The program covers declines of more than 30% in a producer's average income from previous years.
is a disaster relief framework to help agricultural producers recover from natural disasters
For more information on the Business Risk Management Programs, contact:
Agricultural Insurance Corporation
7 Gerald MacCarville Drive
Fax: (902) 836-8912
For more information on CAP Programs, contact:
PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
Telephone: 1-866-PEIFARM (734-3276)