AgriRecovery Program: Quick Guide for Farmers


AgriRecovery is a federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) disaster relief framework provided by Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) that is intended to work together with the core Business Risk Management (BRM) programs to help agricultural producers recover from natural disasters.

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.

When It Ends:



Specific deadlines for each initiative


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:


Applicants must submit an application in response to an announced initiative under the AgriRecovery framework. Once an initiative has been developed under the AgriRecovery Framework, the program details of that initiative, such as the initiative’s terms and conditions and application process, will be made available.

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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