ON FARM CLIMATE ACTION FUND

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Agricultural Climate Solutions On Farm Climate Action Fund is designed to encourage and provide assistance to the Prince Edward Island agriculture industry to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) that mitigate agricultural contributions to climate change. The Program will provide solutions for mitigation by supporting both practices that reduce the amount of  greenhouse  gases (GHGs)  released during or from an agricultural activity or that promote carbon sequestration in soils. The Program provides financial assistance for the adoption of BMPs through project-based payments or per-acre payments in the following activity areas:

  1. Expanding adoption of cover cropping
  2. Improving nitrogen management practices
  3. Improving grazing management (adopting rotational grazing)

Funding for this program is provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agricultural Climate Solutions Program, through the Natural Climate Solutions Fund.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOME

Reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon sequestration

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations
  • Agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers
  • Community Pastures

COMPLETE 2022-2023 PROGRAM GUIDELINES HERE

HOW TO APPLY

Application forms can be accessed HERE

Completed applications may be submitted online, or via mail or email ofcaf@peifa.ca to the Program Officer.

Inquiries can be sent to ofcaf@peifa.ca

An information session was held to provide more details and answer questions on Thursday, May 19 at 1:00 pm. View the recording: HERE

BMP REFERENCE GUIDES

  1. Expanding adoption of cover cropping HERE
  2. Improving nitrogen management practices HERE
  3. Improving grazing management (adopting rotational grazing) HERE

List of nutrient management planners as of 2021 – HERE

Further resources around nutrient management planning – HERE

Specific PDF on how to develop NMP – HERE

Find Professional Agrologists on PEI – HERE