Canadian Agricultural Partnership 2018-2023

Canadian Agriculture Partnership logoThe Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) is an initiative that outlines policy and program priorities for the agriculture industry across Canada. The CAP is $3 billion five-year (2018-2023), investment by federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments to strengthen and grow Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector..

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;Government of Canada Logo
  • 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:

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

Agriculture Research and Innovation Program

Organic Industry Development Program

Strategic Industry Growth Initiative Program


CAP Outcome: Increase environmental sustainability 

Agriculture Stewardship Program

Alternative Land Use Services Program

Perennial Crop Development Program


CAP Outcome: Expand domestic and international markets 

Business Development Program

Community Food Security and Agriculture Awareness Program

  • Agriculture Awareness Sub-Program 
  • Community Food Security Sub-Program

Future Farmer Program

Product and Market Development

CAP Outcome: Improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks 

Assurance Systems 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.
  • AgriRecovery (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada)
    is a disaster relief framework to help agricultural producers recover from natural disasters. Further information can be found on the AgriRecovery Guide.

For more information on the Business Risk Management Programs, contact:
Agricultural Insurance Corporation
7 Gerald McCarville Drive
PO Box 400
Kensington, PE
C0B 1M0

Tel: 1-855-251-9695
Fax: (902) 836-8912


For more information on CAP Programs, contact:

PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
Telephone: 1-866-PEIFARM (734-3276)

Published date: 
November 17, 2021