Perennia is a fully integrated agri-food and bio-resource company combining the resources of AgraPoint, the Atlantic Bioventures Centre and the Perennia Innovation Centre. As a crown agency, we are owned by the Province of Nova Scotia with the Minister of Agriculture as the sole shareholder.
Our mission is "empowering the industry by providing knowledge and advice to create value."
The company is comprised of three divisions: Extension and Advisory Services; Quality and Food Safety; and Bioventures, Business and Innovation Development.
Our teams work with clients to address production issues on farm, help them create internationally recognized quality and food safety programs, assist them by offering leased incubation space for new product development, and work with them to conduct research to transform underutilized land- and marine-based bioresources into high-value products like nutraceuticals, functional ingredients and non-food based bioproducts.
Through a unique partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, Perennia provides agricultural extension and development services to Nova Scotia’s farm and rural communities at no charge to the client. These services are available and accessible to all Nova Scotia farmers.