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The Next Agricultural Policy Framework (NPF) 2023-2028

The Next Policy Framework (NPF) 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), which ends March 31, 2023


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)

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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.

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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.

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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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