New funds for the agriculture sector slated to launch this April
Federal, provincial and territorial governments across Canada have reached agreement on a new agricultural policy framework to come into effect on April 1, 2018.
- The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3B investment that will strengthen the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector, ensuring continued innovation, growth and prosperity.
- The Partnership will focus on six priority areas:
(1) Science, Research, and Innovation –Helping industry adopt practices to improve resiliency and productivity through research and innovation in key areas.
(2) Markets and Trade – Opening new markets and helping farmers and food processors improve their competitiveness through skills development, improved export capacity, underpinned by a strong and efficient regulatory system.
(3) Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change – Building sector capacity to mitigate agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, protect the environment and adapt to climate change by enhancing sustainable growth, while increasing production.
(4) Value-added Agriculture and Agri-food Processing – Supporting the continued growth of the value-added agriculture and agri-food processing sector.
(5) Public Trust – Building a firm foundation for public trust in the sector through improved assurance systems in food safety and plant and animal health, stronger traceability and effective regulations.
(6) Risk Management – Enabling proactive and effective risk management, mitigation and adaptation to facilitate a resilient sector by working to ensure programs are comprehensive, responsive and accessible.
- Highlights to changes to Business Risk Management programs are available
- Additional information on Canadian Agricultural Partnership programs will be released prior to April 2018.