The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that began in April 2018. In Alberta, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership represents a federal - provincial investment of $406 million in strategic programs and initiatives for the agricultural sector. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership programs in Alberta will remain in effect until the end of March 2023.
Steps toward the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture wrapped up their annual conference November 10, 2021 by issuing the “Guelph Statement”. Their shared vision for the next agricultural policy framework (NPF) will position our agri-food producers, processors and others in the sector for continued success as world leaders in sustainable agriculture, and will enable a globally competitive sector. Ministers also agreed to continue to improve the suite of business risk management (BRM) programs to make them timely, equitable, and easy to understand, while supporting the competitiveness and sustainability of the sector.
During the week of July 22, 2022, the FPT Ministers of Agriculture reached an agreement in principle on the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership at their annual conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This new five-year agreement set to begin April 2023 will inject $500 million in new funds, representing a 25% increase in the cost-shared portion of the partnership. Read the media release or click here to see NPF news.