The Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food (ACAAF) program was a five-year, $240 million National initiative that helped to position Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector at the leading edge to take advantage of new opportunities. Launched in April 2004, ACAAF brought an innovative and co-operative approach to funding projects at the national, multi-regional and regional level. Under the ACAAF program, projects were delivered using an innovative industry-led approach at both the national and regional levels.
Biofuels Opportunities for Producers Initiative (BOPI) was an initiative designed to help farmers and rural communities hire experts to assist in developing business proposals and feasibility and other studies that were necessary to create and expand biofuels production capacity by agricultural producers.
In Nova Scotia, just over $6 million was paid to projects under ACAAF and BOPI. 174 applications were approved under the ACAAF program.