The On-Farm Climate Action Fund is an initiative to help farmers tackle climate change. The Fund is part of the Government of Canada's Agricultural Climate Solutions initiative, which falls under the $4 billion Natural Climate Solutions Fund, a program managed by Natural Resources Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
The objective of the On-Farm Climate Action Fund is to support farmers in adopting beneficial management practices that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases, specifically in the areas of:
- nitrogen management
- cover cropping
- rotational grazing practices
These practices also provide other environmental benefits such as improved biodiversity and soil health.
Other activities to support the adoption of beneficial management practices will be considered, such as outreach, education and training.
The Fund will provide $200 million from 2021 until 2024 for the adoption of beneficial management practices in the above 3 areas to store carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions directly on farms.
How the funds will be distributed
Starting August 12, 2021, the On-Farm Climate Action Fund is seeking proposals from potential delivery partners to redistribute the funds to farmers to support the adoption of best management practices in the 3 areas. Potential delivery partners include:
- not-for-profit organizations, including producer groups, commodity organizations and non-governmental organizations
- Indigenous groups
- for-profit organizations
- provincial or territorial Crown corporations
To request the Call for Proposal application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be submitted by September 26, 2021.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you are encouraged to contact us by phone or email for more information on the On-Farm Climate Action Fund.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund
1341 Baseline Road, T7-7-216
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C5