New Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Help Position Canada as a Leader in the Global Economy

New Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Help Position Canada as a Leader in the Global Economy


Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement on July 21, 2017 on the key elements of a Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the new Federal, Provincial, Territorial Agricultural Policy Framework, during the Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture held in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, from July 19-21. More

What We Heard during in-person consultations and on-line engagement - July 2017

What We Heard Report

The link above will take you to the summary document of what we heard from stakeholders and online survey participants from the spring 2017 roundtable consultations and online survey for the Next Agricultural Policy Framework (NPF) after Growing Forward 2 expires in March 2018.

The survey and consultations focused on the overarching agreement that outlines the programs and processes that will be the same across Canada and the key priorities identified by agriculture ministers in the Calgary Statement, including:

  • markets and trade
  • science, research and innovation
  • risk management
  • environmental sustainability and climate change
  • value-added agriculture and agri-food processing
  • public trust

We deeply appreciate the input of Albertans on how we can ensure the next framework agreement meets the needs and priorities of Alberta’s industry and consumers.

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Continue Work Towards the NPF – May 2017

May 10, 2017 News Release - Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canada's federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture met today to discuss the path forward to developing the next agricultural policy framework, which will help Canadian farmers and food processors grow their businesses. Ministers are committed to continued support to the agricultural sector and will reconvene in July to ensure work is on track to launch the next framework on April 1, 2018. More

Public Consultation through NPF Survey – March 30, 2017 to May 8, 2017

As part of the consultation process on the next agricultural policy framework (NPF), the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is asking for input on the six priority areas identified in the Calgary Statement and input to identify how the proposed objectives within each priority area could influence future agriculture policy and priorities for Alberta’s industry. The public consultation through the NPF survey was open from March 30 to May 8, 2017.

The survey includes discussion on six key priorities identified in the Calgary Statement including:

  • Markets and Trade
  • Science, Research and Innovation
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Agri-Processing and Value-Added
  • Public Trust

Why are we talking about another agricultural policy framework? – August 2016

The current national framework, Growing Forward 2, is set to expire in March 2018.

Ministers endorsed the Calgary Statement at the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Minister’s meeting July 20-22, 2016. The Calgary Statement is a non-binding, directional document that outlines the intent to develop the Next Agricultural Policy Framework (NPF) and highlights areas of importance to the agriculture, agri-processing, and agri-products industry across Canada. See also: July 22, 2016 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada News Statement.

Participate in developing the Next Agricultural Policy Framework - August 2016

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments are currently working together to develop the next agricultural policy framework which will launch on April 1, 2018. Collaboration between FPT governments has been key in providing consistent policy and program direction but with regional flexibility to meet the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. More

Developing the Next Agricultural Policy Framework – Video - August 2016

We’re looking to the future, we want your help. Provide your input on key priority areas; markets and trade; science, research and innovation; environmental sustainability and climate change; value-added and food processing; public trust; and risk management. More

Calgary Statement – Towards the Next Agricultural Policy Framework – July 2016

Federal, provincial, and territorial Ministers of Agriculture commit to working together to enhance the sector's ability to compete, innovate, capture new opportunities, cultivate public trust, respond to new consumer demands and grow sustainably. These efforts will ensure that Canada's agricultural sector advances, grows and prospers and continues to be a cornerstone for the economy and for Canadians. More

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