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Feds provide funding for Nova Scotia food production

The funding is available through the 2024-25 Value-Adding Equipment Program.

May 27, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada

Food producers in Nova Scotia who are looking to expand their product line or improve their processing can now access funding from the 2024-25 Value-Adding Equipment Program.

Value-added refers to the addition of ingredients or processes to produce higher-valued food products or improve the way a food product is made. Funding will be available to agricultural food processing businesses doing value-added processing on-site.

The Value-Adding Equipment Program is designed to help build capacity, competitiveness and growth in the Nova Scotia agriculture sector by providing funding to adopt new and improved processes and technologies.


Now in its second year, the program is funded through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Last year, the program helped 38 value-added food producers enhance their production.

Applications are open until June 30 and are available at: Value-adding Equipment Program – Government of Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year (2023-2028), $3.5-billion agreement between the federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation, and resilience of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector. This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion that is cost-shared 60 per cent federally and 40 per cent provincially/territorially for programs that are designed and delivered by provinces and territories.

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