Agriculture and Agri-Food

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Something's always in season in Nova Scotia. Check out the cornucopia of opportunities in both export development and investment.

Nova Scotia is home to nearly 4,000 farms and has more than 10,000 jobs linked to Agriculture and Agri-Food industry.

Every year, Nova Scotia exports farm products to 60 countries around the world. The sales of farm products contribute almost $600 million a year to our province.

What we grow in Nova Scotia - our top 10

  • Dairy
  • Fur
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Blueberries
  • Field Vegetables
  • Cattle
  • Apples
  • Christmas Trees
  • Corn

What Nova Scotia exports to the world - our top 4

  • Fur: $124M
  • Blueberries: $32M
  • Vegetables: $27M
  • Christmas Trees: $12M

Where do Nova Scotia's exports go?

  • USA: 39%
  • Europe: 18%
  • China: 16%
  • Rest of the World: 27%

Did you know?

  • Nova Scotia produces 60% of all strawberry plants planted in Canada.
  • Nova Scotia’s wine industry dates back to the 1600’s as one of the first areas in North America to cultivate grapes.
  • Today, we have a flourishing wine industry producing award-winning sparkling, red, white, fruit, and ice wines.
  • The climate of Nova Scotia’s wine region in the Annapolis Valley has been compared to that of the Champagne region in France.

Find out about Exporting Agriculture and Agri-Food products from Nova Scotia.