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Program/Service What this program or service offers
Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund
Closed to applications
Support for medium to large-scale projects that will help the dairy sector better manage the surplus of solids non-fat in Canada
Tools to manage farm risk and finance Programs and services that can help you manage the financial risks and needs of your farming business.
Advance Payments Program
Open to applications
Provides low-interest cash advances on the value of eligible agricultural products, which must be repaid as the products are sold.
African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Prevention and Preparedness Stream
Open to applications
Funds activities, including biosecurity assessment, sector analysis, communication and research projects to enhance industry's capacity to prevent African swine fever from entering Canada and prepare for a potential outbreak.
African Swine Fever Industry Preparedness Program: Welfare Slaughter and Disposal Stream
Open to applications
Funds processor retrofits and regional preparation for welfare slaughter and disposal to increase capacity to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of a potential outbreak.
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.
Agri-Food Trade Services for Exporters Helps food industry and businesses reach international markets.
AgriAssurance Program: National Industry Association Component
Open to applications
Funds industry, at the national level, to develop, verify, and integrate assurance systems to address market and regulatory requirements.
AgriAssurance Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Component
Open to applications
Helps implement assurance projects that address market and regulatory requirements.
AgriCompetitiveness Program
Closed to applications
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.
AgriCommunication Program
Closed to applications
Supports recognition of Canadian efforts and appreciation of Canadian agriculture
Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Adoption Stream
Closed to applications
Funds the purchase and installation of commercially available clean technologies and processes.
Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Research and Innovation Stream
Open to applications
Funds pre-market innovation, including research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities.
Agricultural Climate Solutions - Living Labs Program
Closed to applications
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.
Agricultural Climate Solutions - On-Farm Climate Action Fund
Closed to applications
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.
AgriDiversity Program
Closed to applications
Supports activities that help the sector better leverage the potential of youth, women, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.
AgriInnovate Program
Open to applications
Provides repayable contributions to incent targeted commercialization, demonstration and/or adoption of commercial-ready innovative technologies and processes that increase agricultural and agri-food sector competitiveness and sustainability benefits.
Open to applications
Provides cost-shared insurance for natural hazards.
Open to applications
Helps manage risk and small farming income declines.
AgriMarketing Program
Open to applications
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.
AgriRecovery Disaster relief framework, disaster event assessments, development of initiatives.
AgriScience Program - Projects Component
Open to applications
Funds pre-commercial research and development projects that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.
AgriScience Program – Clusters Component
Closed to applications
Supports pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research on a national scale that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.
Open to applications
Provides support to manage large farming income declines.
Canada Brand
Open to applications
Offers Canadian exporters a free digitally-optimized marketing toolkit and promotional opportunities in international markets to create a unified Canadian presence and increase the global appetite for Canadian products.
Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Program
Open to applications
Makes loans available to farmers to establish, improve, and develop their farms and to marketing agencies to market commodities.
Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program
Open to applications
Provides support for projects that address national or sector-wide priorities that help industry address emerging issues and capitalize on opportunities.
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Permits, Licences and Authorizations Provides licences, permits, and authorizations to conduct pari-mutuel betting on horse races.
Canadian Soil Information Service National and regional soil data and land resource information including, databases, interpretations, reports, maps, and publications.
Coordinated Agriculture Policy Research Initiative
Closed to applications
Funds projects developed in partnership with the academic community and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Dairy Direct Payment Program
Closed to applications
Compensation for market access commitments made under recent international trade agreements.
Dairy Farm Investment Program
Closed to applications
Funds equipment upgrades to improve productivity.
Dairy Processing Investment Fund
Closed to applications
Provides funding to dairy processors for projects that will improve productivity and competitiveness.
Drought Watch Access information on weather and climate's impact on the Canadian agricultural sector.
Emergency Processing Fund
Closed to applications
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.
Farm Debt Mediation Service
Open to applications
Provides financial counselling and mediation services to farmers in financial difficulty.
Food Waste Reduction Challenge
Closed to applications
Supports innovations that accelerate and advance the deployment of diverse and high-impact solutions to food waste in Canada.
Geospatial products Access to interactive agricultural maps, geospatial data and tools.
Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
Closed to applications
Support economic development opportunities for Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs who are launching or expanding agriculture and food systems projects.
Indigenous Pathfinder service Helps navigate information, tools, and support available to start or expand activities in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
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.
Local Food Infrastructure Fund
Closed to applications
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.
Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken
Open to applications
Provides full and fair compensation to supply-managed sectors for market access concessions made under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Minor Use Pesticides at the Pest Management Centre Matches pest problems with pesticides and prepares regulatory submissions for new minor uses of pesticides.
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization Licenses intellectual property to bring new technologies to market.
Pesticide Risk Reduction Program Develops solutions that reduce the risk of pesticides harming humans and the environment.
Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program
Open to applications
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.
Price Pooling Program
Open to applications
Price guarantee to support cooperative marketing of eligible agricultural products.
Industrial Program of the Saint-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre Provides access to agri-food research, innovation, advanced equipment, food processing, and testing.
Supply Management Processing Investment Fund
Open to applications
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)
Trade show service Promotes your products at the world's premier food and beverage trade shows.
Wine Sector Support Program
Open to applications
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.
Youth Employment and Skills Program
Closed to applications
Provides funding for agricultural internships for youth.
Agricultural Methane Reduction Challenge
Closed to applications
Invests in innovative, scalable and economically viable practices, processes, and technologies that reduce enteric methane emissions from the cattle sector, specifically cow-calf operations, feedlot, and dairy.


AgPal – program and service finder

AgPal – program and service finder

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Business Risk Management programs

Business Risk Management programs

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Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership

An investment to strengthen and grow Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector