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Department of Agriculture – Homegrown Success

Growing Forward 2 Homegrown Success Program

Program Overview

The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture (NSDA) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) entered into a five-year (2013-2018) bilateral agreement to implement Growing Forward 2, the policy framework for agriculture.

Under the Growing Forward 2 bilateral agreement, $37 million in federal and provincial funding will be invested over five years towards strategic initiative programming. Growing Forward 2 programs will focus on innovation, competitiveness and market development to ensure Canadian producers and processors have the tools and resources they need to continue to innovate and capitalize on emerging market opportunities.

For more information on the Growing Forward 2 agreement visit http://www.agr.gc.ca/ and for more information on the Homegrown Success Strategy visit click here.

Over the five years Growing Forward 2 and Homegrown Success programs will focus on three thematic areas:


Homegrown Success Program: The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture is once again hosting Information Sessions throughout the province on how to access programs under Growing Forward 2. You are invited to attend a session near you to learn more about how to support growth in your business with Growing Forward 2.

  1. Innovation
  2. Competitiveness and Market Development
  3. Adaptability and Industry Capacity