Canadian Agricultural Partnership 2018-2023
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 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
- PEI Pollination Expansion Project
- Soil Health Analysis Project
- COVID-19 Mitigation - Strategic Fund for Agriculture Project (SFAP)
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)