This program has expired. The following is for information purposes only.
The Greencover Canada program ended on March 31, 2009. It was a successful five-year, $110-million Government of Canada initiative to help producers improve their grassland-management practices, protect water quality, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and enhance biodiversity and wildlife habitat.
A national program, Greencover Canada focused on five components:
- Land Conversion - converting environmentally sensitive land to perennial cover;
- Critical Areas - managing agricultural land near water;
- Technical Assistance and Regional Technical Assistance - helping producers adopt beneficial management practices (BMPs);
- Watershed Evaluation of BMPs (WEBs); and
- Shelterbelts - planting trees on agricultural land.
Under Growing Forward new federal-provincial-territorial partnership initiatives have been developed. These new partnership initiatives will build upon successful programs such as Greencover Canada, the National Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) and the National Farm Stewardship Program (NFSP) - programs which met the needs of Canadian producers, and continue to create a sector that thrives at home and abroad.
Some existing and new programs funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will continue under Growing Forward. Please visit Growing Forward for more information.