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Governments are partnering to support innovation, growth and sustainability in Alberta’s agricultural sector

posted Mar 30, 2018, 7:09 AM by Action for Agriculture
Alberta’s farmers, ranchers and producers are a key driver of the economy and work hard to ensure they can respond to increasing demand for their high-quality, safe products. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial agreement that focuses on increasing trade, expanding markets and supporting innovative and sustainable growth in the sector while creating jobs and strengthening the middle class.

Today, Minister MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Oneil Carlier, Alberta Minister of Forestry and Agriculture, announced that over the next five years the Canadian government and the Alberta government plan to invest $406 million to support strategic programs and activities under the Partnership.

The Partnership includes federal, provincial and territorial cost-shared strategic initiatives to ensure programs are tailored to meet regional needs.

  • The Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which succeeds Growing Forward 2, is a federal, provincial and territorial framework designed to strengthen the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector, ensuring continued innovation, growth and prosperity.
  • Programs and activities are focused on:
    • growing trade and expanding markets
    • innovative and sustainable growth of the sector
    • supporting diversity and a dynamic, evolving sector
  • As well as cost-shared strategic initiatives, the Partnership includes a complete and effective suite of business risk-management programs to help farmers manage risks that threaten the viability of their farm.