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Canadian Agricultural Partnership

posted Oct 6, 2018, 6:02 AM by Action for Agriculture

2018 Alberta Partnership programs:

Products, Market Growth and Diversification ($72 million)

  • Products to markets
    • Supports the growth of Alberta’s small, medium and large-sized enterprises in the agriculture, food, beverage and bio-product processing industries through the development and commercialization of new products and processes.
  • Value-added products to markets
    • Facilitates the growth of Alberta’s medium and large-scale agriculture, food, beverage and bio-product processing industries.

Public Trust ($19 million)

  • Public agriculture literacy
    • Supports industry-led initiatives to communicate about food system production practices and sustainability assurance systems with the public/consumer.
  • Agriculture and food sustainability assurance initiatives
    • Enables the development and/or enhancement of agriculture and food sustainability certification or assurance initiatives.
  • Youth agriculture education
    • Prepares Alberta students, kindergarten through Grade 12, to engage in meaningful and informed conversations about issues that affect public trust in agriculture.

These programs are part of a suite of 15 programs to be offered under the Partnership in Alberta.

Alberta’s processors and agri-food producers pushed value-added exports to $5.6 billion in 2017, creating more than 23,000 jobs in the food and beverage manufacturing industries.

The five-year Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement, effective April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023, invests in strategic programs and activities in Alberta 

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