Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund

First announced in Budget 2021, the $200-million 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.

Objective

The objective of the Fund is to support farmers in adopting beneficial management practices (BMPs) that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases, specifically in the areas of:

  1. nitrogen management
  2. cover cropping
  3. 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, such as outreach, education and training are supported.

Distribution of funds

From August 12, 2021 to September 26, 2021, the Fund sought proposals from potential delivery organizations across Canada, including:

  • not-for-profit organizations, including producer groups, commodity organizations and non-governmental organizations
  • Indigenous groups
  • for-profit organizations
  • provincial or territorial Crown corporations

On February 22, 2022, 12 projects were announced under the Fund, totalling up to $182.7 million.

Through individual application intakes, the following 12 recipient organizations will redistribute funding to help farmers adopt and implement immediate on-farm BMPs that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gases in the areas of nitrogen management, cover cropping, and rotational grazing practices.

Recipient organizations
Recipient Organization Project Description Approved Funding Amount (up to)
ALUS Canada Implement a sustainable bison grazing program with the Woodland Cree First Nation and the ALUS program in Alberta's Northern Sunrise County. $700,000
B.C. Investment Agriculture Foundation Help farmers in British Columbia to facilitate the adoption of eligible BMPs under cover cropping, nitrogen management and rotational grazing that store carbon and reduce GHG emissions. $8,000,000
Canadian Forage and Grassland Association Support farmers across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec in planning and implementing rotational grazing practices. $10,000,000
Canola Council of Canada Work with farmers across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to increase canola yields while reducing nitrous oxide emissions. $22,000,000
ECOCERT Canada Help certified organic farmers across Canada to adopt ready-to-deploy BMPs that result in reduced GHG emissions through cover cropping and nitrogen management. $4,500,000
Manitoba Association of Watersheds Provide knowledge, tools, skills and financial incentives that aim to help farmers to adopt and deploy real, measurable and practical climate solutions across Manitoba and Saskatchewan in the areas of rotational grazing, nitrogen management and cover cropping. $40,000,000
New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association Help farmers in New Brunswick to adopt rotational grazing, nitrogen management and cover cropping BMPs on farms to reduce GHG emissions. $6,000,000
Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Empower farmers in Ontario to learn about, implement and maintain best climate practices that include cover cropping, nitrogen management and rotational grazing. $25,000,000
Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. Help farmers in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland to adopt eligible BMPs under cover cropping, nitrogen management and rotational grazing on farm. $8,500,000
Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture Help farmers in Prince Edward Island to build capacity and incentivize climate action by improving nitrogen management, expanding cover cropping and supporting rotational grazing. $6,000,000
Results Driven Agriculture Research Help farmers in Alberta to adopt nitrogen management, cover-cropping and rotational grazing BMPs. $33,000,000
L'Union des producteurs agricoles Support farmers in Quebec to adopt cover cropping and nitrogen management BMPs within a large network of agricultural producers in order to reduce their net GHG emissions. $19,000,000

Find an On-Farm Climate Action Fund recipient organization

Use the following table to find a recipient organization to best suit your needs.

Choose your province and area of work to show a list of recipient organizations.

You may only receive support from one (1) recipient organization for an eligible beneficial management practice.

Area of work

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Province Area of work (BMP) Delivery partner
Alberta Nitrogen Management Canola Council of Canada
Email: admin@canolacouncil.org
Phone: 204-982-2100
Mail:
Canola Council of Canada
400-167 Lombard Ave
Winnipeg MB R3B 0T6
Alberta Cover Cropping ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N16
Alberta Nitrogen Management  ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N17
Alberta Nitrogen Management Results Driven Agriculture Research
Email: hello@rdar.ca
Phone: 780-860-2146
Mail:
Results Driven Agriculture Research
250 Karl Clark Road
Edmonton AB  T6N 1E2
Alberta Rotational Grazing Results Driven Agriculture Research
Email: hello@rdar.ca
Phone: 780-860-2146
Mail:
Results Driven Agriculture Research
250 Karl Clark Road
Edmonton AB  T6N 1E3
Alberta Cover Cropping Results Driven Agriculture Research
Email: hello@rdar.ca
Phone: 780-860-2146
Mail:
Results Driven Agriculture Research
250 Karl Clark Road
Edmonton AB  T6N 1E4
Alberta Rotational Grazing The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association
Email: info@canadianfga.ca
Phone: 506-260-0872
Mail:
The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association
466 Queen Street
Fredericton NB  E3B 1B6
British Columbia Nitrogen Management B.C. Investment Agriculture Foundation
Email: info@iafbc.ca
Phone: 250-940-6150
Mail:
B.C. Investment Agriculture Foundation
Unit 301 – 747 Fort Street
Victoria BC V8W 3E10
British Columbia Rotational Grazing B.C. Investment Agriculture Foundation
Email: info@iafbc.ca
Phone: 250-940-6150
Mail:
B.C. Investment Agriculture Foundation
Unit 301 – 747 Fort Street
Victoria BC V8W 3E11
British Columbia Cover Cropping B.C. Investment Agriculture Foundation
Email: info@iafbc.ca
Phone: 250-940-6150
Mail:
B.C. Investment Agriculture Foundation
Unit 301 – 747 Fort Street
Victoria BC V8W 3E9
British Columbia Cover Cropping ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N18
British Columbia Nitrogen Management  ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N19
British Columbia Rotational Grazing The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association
Email: info@canadianfga.ca
Phone: 506-260-0872
Mail:
The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association
466 Queen Street
Fredericton NB  E3B 1B7
Manitoba Nitrogen Management Canola Council of Canada
Email: admin@canolacouncil.org
Phone: 204-982-2100
Mail:
Canola Council of Canada
400-167 Lombard Ave
Winnipeg MB R3B 0T7
Manitoba Rotational Grazing Manitoba Association of Watersheds
Email: lynda@manitobawatersheds.org
Phone: 204-570-0164
Mail:
Manitoba Association of Watersheds
1465 Buffalo Place, Suite 200
Winnpeg MB R3T 1L10
Manitoba Cover Cropping Manitoba Association of Watersheds
Email: lynda@manitobawatersheds.org
Phone: 204-570-0164
Mail:
Manitoba Association of Watersheds
1465 Buffalo Place, Suite 200
Winnpeg MB R3T 1L8
Manitoba Nitrogen Management Manitoba Association of Watersheds
Email: lynda@manitobawatersheds.org
Phone: 204-570-0164
Mail:
Manitoba Association of Watersheds
1465 Buffalo Place, Suite 200
Winnpeg MB R3T 1L9
New Brunswick Cover Cropping ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N20
New Brunswick Nitrogen Management  ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N21
New Brunswick Nitrogen Management New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Email: gm@nbscia.ca
Phone: 506-454-1736
Mail:
New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association
2-allée 50 Woodside Lane
Fredericton NB E3C 2R10
New Brunswick Rotational Grazing New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Email: gm@nbscia.ca
Phone: 506-454-1736
Mail:
New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association
2-allée 50 Woodside Lane
Fredericton NB E3C 2R11
New Brunswick Cover Cropping New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Email: gm@nbscia.ca
Phone: 506-454-1736
Mail:
New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association
2-allée 50 Woodside Lane
Fredericton NB E3C 2R9
Newfoundland and Labrador Cover Cropping Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
Email: info@perennia.ca
Phone: 902-678-7722
Mail:
Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
28 Aberdeen Street
Kentville NS  B4N 2N1
Newfoundland and Labrador Nitrogen Management Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
Email: info@perennia.ca
Phone: 902-678-7722
Mail:
Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
28 Aberdeen Street
Kentville NS  B4N 2N2
Newfoundland and Labrador Rotational Grazing Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
Email: info@perennia.ca
Phone: 902-678-7722
Mail:
Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
28 Aberdeen Street
Kentville NS  B4N 2N3
Nova Scotia Cover Cropping ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N22
Nova Scotia Nitrogen Management  ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N23
Nova Scotia Cover Cropping Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
Email: info@perennia.ca
Phone: 902-678-7722
Mail:
Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
28 Aberdeen Street
Kentville NS  B4N 2N4
Nova Scotia Nitrogen Management Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
Email: info@perennia.ca
Phone: 902-678-7722
Mail:
Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
28 Aberdeen Street
Kentville NS  B4N 2N5
Nova Scotia Rotational Grazing Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
Email: info@perennia.ca
Phone: 902-678-7722
Mail:
Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.
28 Aberdeen Street
Kentville NS  B4N 2N6
Ontario Cover Cropping ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N10
Ontario Nitrogen Management  ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N11
Ontario  Nitrogen Management Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Email: oscia@ontariosoilcrop.org
Phone: 519 -826-4214
Mail:
Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
1-367 Woodlawn Road West
Guelph ON N1H 7K10
Ontario  Rotational Grazing Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Email: oscia@ontariosoilcrop.org
Phone: 519 -826-4214
Mail:
Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
1-367 Woodlawn Road West
Guelph ON N1H 7K11
Ontario  Cover Cropping Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
Email: oscia@ontariosoilcrop.org
Phone: 519 -826-4214
Mail:
Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
1-367 Woodlawn Road West
Guelph ON N1H 7K9
Prince Edward Island Rotational Grazing Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture
Email: joann@peifa.ca
Phone: 902-369-7289
Mail:
Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture
159 Sherwood Road Suite 100
Charlettown PE  C1E 0E5
Prince Edward Island Cover Cropping Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture
Email: joann@peifa.ca
Phone: 902-369-7289
Mail:
Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture
159 Sherwood Road Suite 100
Charlettown PE  C1E 0E6
Prince Edward Island Nitrogen Management Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture
Email: joann@peifa.ca
Phone: 902-369-7289
Mail:
Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture
159 Sherwood Road Suite 100
Charlettown PE  C1E 0E7
Quebec Cover Cropping ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N12
Quebec Nitrogen Management  ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N13
Quebec Nitrogen Management L'Union des producteurs agricoles
Email: upa-directiongenerale@upa.qc.ca
Phone: 450-679-0540 extension 8382
Mail:
L'Union des producteurs agricoles
555, boul. Roland-Therrien Bureau 100
Longueuil  QC J4H 3Y10
Quebec Cover Cropping L'Union des producteurs agricoles
Email: upa-directiongenerale@upa.qc.ca
Phone: 450-679-0540 extension 8382
Mail:
L'Union des producteurs agricoles
555, boul. Roland-Therrien Bureau 100
Longueuil  QC J4H 3Y12
Quebec Rotational Grazing The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association
Email: info@canadianfga.ca
Phone: 506-260-0872
Mail:
The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association
466 Queen Street
Fredericton NB  E3B 1B8
Saskatchewan Nitrogen Management Canola Council of Canada
Email: admin@canolacouncil.org
Phone: 204-982-2100
Mail:
Canola Council of Canada
400-167 Lombard Ave
Winnipeg MB R3B 0T8
Saskatchewan Cover Cropping ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N14
Saskatchewan Nitrogen Management  ECOCERT Canada
Email: info.canada@ecocert.com
Phone 1-855-246-9383 #110
Mail:
ECOCERT Canada
4060 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Suite 201
Lévis QC G6W 6N15
Saskatchewan Cover Cropping Manitoba Association of Watersheds
Email: lynda@manitobawatersheds.org
Phone: 204-570-0164
Mail:
Manitoba Association of Watersheds
1465 Buffalo Place, Suite 200
Winnpeg MB R3T 1L11
Saskatchewan Nitrogen Management Manitoba Association of Watersheds
Email: lynda@manitobawatersheds.org
Phone: 204-570-0164
Mail:
Manitoba Association of Watersheds
1465 Buffalo Place, Suite 200
Winnpeg MB R3T 1L12
Saskatchewan Rotational Grazing Manitoba Association of Watersheds
Email: lynda@manitobawatersheds.org
Phone: 204-570-0164
Mail:
Manitoba Association of Watersheds
1465 Buffalo Place, Suite 200
Winnpeg MB R3T 1L13
Saskatchewan Rotational Grazing The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association
Email: info@canadianfga.ca
Phone: 506-260-0872
Mail:
The Canadian Forage and Grassland Association
466 Queen Street
Fredericton NB  E3B 1B9

Contact information

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.

Telephone: 1-877-246-4682
TDD/TTY: 613-773-2600
Email: aafc.acs-sac.aac@agr.gc.ca

Mail:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agricultural Climate Solutions – On-Farm Climate Action Fund
1341 Baseline Road, T7-7-216
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C5


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