Preparing for the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation officials are preparing for a smooth transition between the current Canadian Agricultural Partnership and the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership with programs set to begin accepting applications early in April 2023.
Programs under Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership will continue to be available to farmers, ranchers, agri-processors, agri-businesses, industry associations and groups, post-secondary institutions, research organizations and agricultural municipalities.
Please be sure to bookmark the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation webpage for upcoming announcements about the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership
The next agricultural policy framework, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership - 2023-2028
The next agricultural policy framework, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year (2023–2028) investment by federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments to strengthen and grow Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector. It will replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), ending March 31, 2023.
What we heard
October 4, 2022 - Engagement with Alberta’s agriculture industry stakeholders was held to support Minister and other Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development (AFRED) officials in developing and negotiating the Next Policy Framework (NPF). Sessions were held with Alberta agriculture organizations and associations, and post-secondary institutions. Industry representative feedback was also received via email. An on-line survey was open from May 9 to June 6, 2022. Engagement gauged understanding of the five priority areas identified in the Guelph Statement and focused on the following questions:
· What are your initial reactions to the Guelph Statement?
· What is most important for Alberta’s agriculture, agri-food, and agri-processing industry?
· Is there anything missing? Are there any gaps?
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture reach a new partnership agreement and inject new funds to support the sector
July 22, 2022 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
This week, the federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture reached an agreement in principle for the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership at their Annual Meeting in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This new five-year agreement will inject $500 million in new funds, representing a 25% increase in the cost-shared portion of the partnership.
May 9, 2022. Help shape the Next Policy Framework (NPF) set to replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in April 2023. Representatives of Alberta’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sector are being consulted during May and June 2022 to gauge understanding of the five priority areas identified in the Guelph Statement (initial reactions to the Guelph Statement; what is most important for the Alberta agriculture, agri-food, and agri-processing industry; is there anything missing/are there any gaps). Albertans submitted their phase 1 feedback through an online survey from June 11 to July 2, 2021, as well as participating in virtual sessions and submitting written feedback. You can reference this feedback: Next Agricultural Policy Framework - What We Heard report (PDF, 605 KB)
Thank you for your input.
Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture met to discuss key areas of interest for Canada’s agriculture sector
May 2, 2022. The meeting was an important precursor in the lead up to the Annual Conference in July, and helped to progress Ministers’ ongoing work together to advance sustainable growth and competitiveness of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector. Areas discussed included progress on the Next Agricultural Policy Framework (NPF), the successor to the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which expires on March 31, 2023. Ongoing exchanges will set the stage for the upcoming Multilateral Framework Agreement (MFA) signing, which will see the realization of the Guelph Statement.
Share ideas: Next Agricultural Policy Framework
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is asking you to share your experiences and ideas for the Next Policy Framework. To realize Canada as a world leader in sustainable agriculture and agri-food production action is required on multiple fronts including; action on climate change, supply chain resilience, supporting people, new approaches/programs, and data and results reporting.
A shared vision for the next agricultural policy framework – the “Guelph Statement”
November 10, 2021. Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture wrapped up their annual conference by issuing the “Guelph Statement”. Their shared vision for the next agricultural policy framework will position Canadian 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.
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