Indigenous Agriculture and Relationship Development

Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems

The Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems program supports actions and activities that look to increase food security and sovereignty in communities, support and enhance the revitalization of traditional food systems, training and skill development, climate change adaptation, and/or increase participation within the agriculture and agri-food sector.

Eligible Applicant

  • Indigenous businesses and organizations
  • Indigenous communities
  • Indigenous government
  • Indigenous primary producers
  • Other Indigenous led groups undertaking agricultural initiatives

Eligible Expenses

Funding may support the following activities amongst others:

  • Food system planning
  • Training and skill development
  • Revitalizing traditional food systems
  • Technology and innovation adoption
  • Scaling of existing operation, primary production and processing
  • Enhancing community resilience to climate change

List of funding streams:

Planning and Consulting

Supports access to community driven culturally relevant assistance services and the development of resource materials


Supports sharing skills, group learning and knowledge transfer events

Enhancing Indigenous Food Systems

Supports activities that focus on the design and development of community based food systems from planning and training, through to implementation

Capital Equipment and Software

Supports access to capital items required in implementing and/or scaling up food system/agriculture projects from production and processing to preservation