Agricultural programs and services

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) programs and services support innovation, sustainable farming, business development, risk management, trade and market development.

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Use the table below to search all agricultural programs and services. You can filter the listing by audience, theme and programs currently accepting applications.

Note: All programs and services are available to Youth (18-35 years of age) and Indigenous Peoples and organizations.

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Program/Service What this program or service offers What is this for Who are you Accepting applications
Advance Payments Program Provides low-interest cash advances on the value of eligible agricultural products, which must be repaid as the products are sold.
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Producer
Available - Yes
AgPal – program and service finder Web based tool to assist those looking for federal, provincial, and territorial agricultural programs and services that applies to their needs.
  • Business management
  • COVID-19 specific programs
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Market development
  • Sector specific programs
  • Sustainable farming
  • Academic or researcher
  • Government
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
Available - Yes
Agri-Food Trade Services for Exporters Helps food industry and businesses reach international markets.
  • Market development
  • Industry association
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
Available - Yes
AgriAssurance Program: National Industry Association Component Funds industry, at the national level, to develop, verify, and integrate assurance systems to address market and regulatory requirements.
  • Business management
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
Yes
AgriAssurance Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Component Helps implement assurance projects that address market and regulatory requirements.
  • Market development
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
Yes
AgriCompetitiveness Program Helps leverage, coordinate and build on existing capacity, share best practices, provide mentorship opportunities, agriculture awareness, farm business management, and farm safety information and tools.
  • Market development
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
Yes
AgriCommunication Program Supports recognition of Canadian efforts and appreciation of Canadian agriculture
  • Market Development
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
Yes
Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Adoption Stream Funds the purchase and installation of commercially available clean technologies and processes.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Sustainable farming
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Processor
  • Producer
No
Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Research and Innovation Stream Funds pre-market innovation, including research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Sustainable farming
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Processor
  • Producer
Yes
Agricultural Climate Solutions - Living Labs Program Provides support to co-develop, test and enable adoption of technologies and practices, including beneficial management practices, that sequester carbon and/or mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Sustainable farming
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
Yes
Agricultural Climate Solutions - On-Farm Climate Action Fund Supports farmers in adopting beneficial management practices that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases, specifically in the areas of nitrogen management, cover cropping and rotational grazing practices.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Sustainable farming
  • Government
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Producer
  • Processor
No
AgriDiversity Program Supports activities that help the sector better leverage the potential of youth, women, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.
  • Business management
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
Yes
AgriInnovate Program Provides repayable contributions for projects that aim to accelerate the demonstration, commercialization, and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Processor
  • Producer
Yes
AgriInsurance Provides cost-shared insurance for natural hazards.
  • Business management
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Producer
Yes
AgriInvest Helps manage risk and small farming income declines.
  • Business management
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Producer
Yes
AgriMarketing Program Provides support to increase and diversify exports to international markets and seize domestic market opportunities through industry-led promotional activities that differentiate Canadian products and producers, and leverage Canada's reputation for high quality and safe food.
  • Market development
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
Yes
AgriRecovery Disaster relief framework, disaster event assessments, development of initiatives.
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Producer
Available Yes
AgriRisk Initiatives - Administrative Capacity Building Stream Provides funding for building the administrative capacity for the delivery of new risk management tools.
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Government
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
Yes
AgriRisk Initiatives - Microgrants Supports academic research proposals concerning the development and improvement of alternative risk management tools.
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Academic or researcher
Yes
AgriRisk Initiatives - Research and Development Contribution Funding Stream Funds development of new risk management tools.
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Other
Yes
AgriScience Program - Projects Funds pre-commercial research and development projects that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Other
  • Producer
  • Processor
No
AgriScience Program – Clusters Supports pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research on a national scale that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
No
AgriStability Provides support to manage large farming income declines.
  • Business management
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Producer
Yes
Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Program Makes loans available to farmers to establish, improve, and develop their farms and to marketing agencies to market commodities.
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Producer
Yes
Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program Provides support for projects that address national or sector-wide priorities that help industry address emerging issues and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Market development
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
Yes
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Permits, Licences and Authorizations Provides licences, permits, and authorizations to conduct pari-mutuel betting on horse races.
  • Sector specific programs
  • Other
Yes
Canadian Soil Information Service National and regional soil data and land resource information including, databases, interpretations, reports, maps, and publications.
  • Sustainable farming
  • Academic or researcher
  • Government
  • Producer
Available - Yes
Coordinated Agriculture Policy Research Initiative Funds projects developed in partnership with the academic community and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Academic or researcher
No
Dairy Direct Payment Program Compensation for market access commitments made under recent international trade agreements.
  • Sector specific programs
  • Producer
No
Dairy Farm Investment Program Funds equipment upgrades to improve productivity.
  • Sector specific programs
  • Producer
No
Dairy Processing Investment Fund Provides funding to dairy processors for projects that will improve productivity and competitiveness.
  • Sector specific programs
  • Processor
No
Drought Watch Access information on weather and climate's impact on the Canadian agricultural sector.
  • Sustainable farming
  • Academic or researcher
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
Available Yes
Emergency On-Farm Support Fund Provides assistance to help farmers cover some of the additional costs of keeping farm workers safe from COVID-19.
  • Business management
  • COVID-19 specific programs
  • Producer
No
Emergency Processing Fund Helps companies implement changes to protect workers and their families due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to make investments needed to increase Canada's food supply capacity.
  • Business management
  • COVID-19 specific programs
  • Processor
No
Farm Debt Mediation Service Provides financial counselling and mediation services to farmers in financial difficulty.
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Producer
Available Yes
Food Waste Reduction Challenge Supports innovations that accelerate and advance the deployment of diverse and high-impact solutions to food waste in Canada.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Academic or researcher
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
No
Geospatial products Access to interactive agricultural maps, geospatial data and tools.
  • Sustainable farming
  • Academic or researcher
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
Available Yes
Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative Support economic development opportunities for Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs who are launching or expanding agriculture and food systems projects.
  • Business management
  • COVID-19 specific programs
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Market development
  • Sector specific programs
  • Sustainable farming
  • Academic or researcher
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
No
Indigenous Pathfinder service Helps navigate information, tools, and support available to start or expand activities in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
  • Business management
  • COVID-19 specific programs
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Market development
  • Sector specific programs
  • Sustainable farming
  • Academic or researcher
  • Industry association
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
Available Yes
Livestock Tax Deferral Allows farmers who sell part of their breeding herd due to drought or flooding in prescribed drought or flood regions to defer a portion of sale proceeds to the following year.
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Producer
Available Yes
Local Food Infrastructure Fund Funding to support community-based, not-for-profit organizations to improve their food systems through investments in infrastructure that are directly related to addressing food insecurities and increasing the accessibility of healthy, nutritious, and ideally, local foods within their community.
  • Sector specific programs
  • Government
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Producer
Yes
Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken Provides full and fair compensation to supply-managed sectors for market access concessions made under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • Sector specific programs
  • Industry association
Yes
Minor Use Pesticides at the Pest Management Centre Matches pest problems with pesticides and prepares regulatory submissions for new minor uses of pesticides.
  • Sustainable farming
  • Industry association
  • Producer
Available Yes
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization Licenses intellectual property to bring new technologies to market.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Academic or researcher
  • Other
  • Processor
Available Yes
Pesticide Risk Reduction Program Develops solutions that reduce the risk of pesticides harming humans and the environment.
  • Sustainable farming
  • Academic or researcher
  • Industry association
Available Yes
Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program Helps supply-managed poultry and egg producers adapt to market changes resulting from the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • Sector specific programs
  • Producer
Yes
Price Pooling Program Price guarantee to support cooperative marketing of eligible agricultural products.
  • Market development
  • Business management
  • Non-profit organization or co-operative
  • Industry association
  • Producer
Yes
Saint-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre's Industrial Program Provides access to agri-food research, innovation, advanced equipment, food processing, and testing.
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Processor
Available Yes
Supply Management Processing Investment Fund Helps processors of supply-managed commodities adapt to market changes resulting from the implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  • Innovation, research and development
  • Sector specific programs
  • Processor
Yes
Trade show service Promotes your products at the world's premier food and beverage trade shows.
  • Market development
  • Industry association
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
Available Yes
Wine Sector Support Program Provides short-term financial support to licensed Canadian wineries as they adapt to ongoing and emerging challenges that impact financial resilience and competitiveness of the wine industry.
  • Managing risk and finance
  • Sector specific programs
  • Processor
  • Producer
No
Youth Employment and Skills Program Provides funding for agricultural internships for youth.
  • Business management
  • Other
  • Processor
  • Producer
No
 

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