Get funding to collect environmental data for agriculture

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The Agri-Environmental Support Program funds environmental research on vegetation, soil, feed and water quality in agricultural areas. This includes:

  • assessing the best areas to develop agriculture land;
  • updating and creating new environmental datasets;
  • supporting 3rd-party scientific assessment for projects needing Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA) review or permits; and
  • supporting research studies or workshops on the impact of climate change on agriculture.

Eligible activities

Examples of eligible activities.

  • Field work and associated data collection.
  • Scientific assessments by a qualified 3rd party. These assessments are for agri-based projects requiring an assessment under YESAA. They can also be for an agri-based activity requiring a permit, such as a water license for irrigation.
  • Irrigation suitability mapping for future agriculture land irrigation. This includes water source options analysis for irrigation.

Eligible recipients

  • Producers.
  • Producer organizations.
  • Agricultural non-profits.
  • Governments.

Eligible funding


  • 50% if there are in-kind contributions; and
  • 60% if there are no in-kind contributions.

Producer: up to 75% of the project costs.

Governments and agricultural non-profits: up to 100% of the project costs.

In general, the Government of Yukon will oversee data collection.

Apply for funding

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding program is now fully subscribed. The funding program intake is now closed and we are not accepting new applications. For questions, contact the Agriculture Branch at

Find out the decision

Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.

Evaluate your completed project

We will release your final payment once you submit:

  • the completed evaluation form;
  • an itemized list of expenses; and
  • copies of receipts.

If you host an event like a conference or workshop, submit feedback from attendees.

We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.

Find more agriculture funding programs

This program is 1 of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.

About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:

  • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
  • increase environmental sustainability;
  • expand domestic and international markets; and
  • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.

Approved projects under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program are funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon.