Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Provincial and Territorial Governments – AgriRecovery (2022)


AgriRecovery provides targeted, disaster-specific programming when assistance is needed beyond existing programs like AgriStability, AgriInsurance and AgriInvest.

AgriRecovery is not a program. It is a framework which forms the basis by which federal, provincial and territorial governments work together to assess the impacts of disasters on agricultural producers and respond with joint initiatives where there is need for assistance beyond what is available through existing programs.

Comments on Funding:

Where, based on the findings and conclusions of an assessment, participating governments agree to proceed with an AgriRecovery response, an initiative is then developed to compensate affected producers for up to 70% of the extraordinary costs.


Applicanst must:

  • be agricultural producers in Canada,
  • need support for the extraordinary costs necessary to mitigate the impacts of the disaster and/or resume farming operations as quickly as possible following a disaster.

AgriRecovery does not cover production or revenue declines, including those resulting from disasters. The core Business Risk Management (BRM) programs, which are AgriInsurance, AgriStability and AgriInvest, are available to help producers who are faced with production and revenue declines. Types of disaster events that can be considered for assistance under AgriRecovery:

  • disease (e.g., Bovine Tuberculosis, Potato Wart);
  • pest infestation (e.g., Potato Cyst Nematodes, Grasshoppers);
  • extreme weather (e.g., drought, flooding, tornado); and/or
  • contamination of the natural environment (e.g., chemical event). 

Applications Steps:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must check details of the initiative they will apply to.

Other Things to Note:

  1.  Numerous services from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada are temporarily unavailable. We will restore services as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
  2. AgriRecovery is a disaster relief framework that is part of a suite of federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) Business Risk Management (BRM) programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. It is intended to work together with the core BRM programs to help agricultural producers recover from natural disasters.
  3. The three core FPT BRM programs are:
  • AgriInsurance;
  • AgriStability,
  • AgriInvest. 

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