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 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:

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: 
April 26, 2021