Agri-Futures Nova Scotia has been successfully delivering programs on behalf of the Government of Canada for more than 15 years. Throughout this time, Agri-Futures have become a leader in conceptualizing, developing, applying for, and managing new projects and initiatives on behalf of agriculture. In total, Agri-Futures has delivered more than $16 million into NS agriculture projects.

 

Agri-Futures Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit association governed and led by a 10 member Board of Directors. These directors are all directly involved in agriculture; in fact, all are actively farming. The directors come from plant, animal, agri-business, and agricultural organizations. Our membership comes from the Council of Leaders of the NS Federation of Agriculture. It is the Board who provide input and direction into funding programs, priorities, and proposal review.

 

Agri-Futures Nova Scotia offers complete program delivery- from program conception until final project completion including:

  • Developing and implementing program parameters
  • Cultivating applicants
  • Project proposal review and extensive due diligence
  • Adherence to transparent service standard guidelines
  • Third party, arm’s length, proposal review by the AFNS BOD
  • Writing and executing contracts
  • Claims review and processing
  • Detailed reporting and record keeping
  • Communications

 

Under the CAAP program, service standards were tracked for projects regarding: the number of business days for the application review and notification of funding (20 days); the contribution agreement creation process (10 days); and for the financial payments categories (10 days). Service Standards for those three areas were all exceeded with a rounded average of 17 business days, 4 business days and 3 business days recorded for each, respectively. The level of service that applicants received is a source of pride for our organization.

 

Our administrative costs were 10.7% for delivery of CAAP!

 

Please contact the AFNS Executive Director, Janette McDonald, to discuss your program delivery needs.