Agriculture Stewardship Program

The application intake for the following BMP will close for the 2024/2025 fiscal year as of June 28, 2024:
1.1    Spring Tillage of Forages

The Agriculture Stewardship Program is designed to increase environmental sustainability, and climate change mitigation and adaptation, by providing technical and financial support to the development, promotion and implementation of Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs). Activity areas include soil conservation, climate change mitigation, soil health, nutrient management, integrated pest management, riparian management, water quality, water use efficiency, and on-farm product and waste storage. The program will support environmental protection activities and promote the sustainable use of natural resources. Approved projects are funded on a cost-shared or per acre basis.

Am I eligible to apply for Agriculture Stewardship Program funding?

The following includes a summary of program and funding eligibility. Before completing the application form, please review program and funding criteria in the Agriculture Stewardship Program Guidelines .

Eligible Recipients

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous groups;
  • Agricultural landowners; 
  • Agricultural producers; and 
  • Others may be considered upon request.

NOTE: Recipients must have valid Environmental Farm Plans (EFPs).

Funding for eligible Agriculture Stewardship BMP's Include:
1.1 Erosion Control Structures
1.2 Spring Tillage of Forages
1.3 Strip Tillage 
1.4 Transition to Zero Tillage 
1.5 Incorporating Soil-building Crops in Rotations
1.6 Increasing Perennial Forages in Rotations 
1.7 Improved Liquid Manure Application 
2.1 Manure Storage Systems (Merit-based Selection)
2.2 Covered Feedlots and Exercise Yard
2.3 Improved Silage Storage 
3.1 Innovations in Agroforestry 
4.1 Alternate Livestock Watering Systems
4.2 Riparian Fencing and Livestock Stream Crossings 
4.3 Stream Crossings for Farm Machinery 
4.4 Water Use Efficiency and Water Treatment
4.5 Water Supply and Irrigation Efficiency
4.6 Water Well Protection Measures
5.1 Pest Monitoring for Data-Based Decisions
5.2 Pest Suppressant Crop at the time of Commercial Crop
5.3 Invertebrate Biological Control 
5.4 Anti-insect Barriers 
6.1 Agri-Environmental Trials

What do I need to complete the application form?

Information required for all programs:

  • Applicant contact information;
  • Business or organization information, including CRA registration number;
    • If applicable, Partnership information
  • Project start and end date; 
  • Additional sources of project funding;
  • Recipient type (i.e. primary producer, agricultural landowner, processor);
  • Type of industry (i.e. Dairy, potato, beef, hog, grains and oilseeds);
  • Signature for declaration and consent to personal information; and
  • Demographic information (optional).

Agriculture Stewardship Project Details

  • Complete Appendix A, B, C, D, E, F, and/or G depending on which BMP categories you are applying for and submit WITH the Agriculture Stewardship Program
    General Application Form.
  • NOTE: Appendices are downloaded separately from the Agriculture Stewardship Program General Application Form

For more information contact:

PEI Department of Agriculture 
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880

The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a new $3.5-billion, 5-year agreement (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028), between the federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector. The agreement includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities funded by federal, provincial and territorial governments..

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Published date: 
June 10, 2024