We are gathering feedback to help inform the development of the next Agricultural Policy Framework, set to replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in April 2023 and continue investing in Alberta’s agriculture industry.

Feedback will be gathered in 3 phases. Phase 1 will help inform government priorities to be considered when negotiating the next policy statement at the 2021 Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture conference in September 2021. Your input during this phase will also be used to inform the direction of Phases 2 and 3.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a $3 billion 5-year investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen and grow Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector.


  • Open

    Phase 1 survey closed July 2, 2021

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

  • Phase 1: Priorities and direction

    Identify the priorities for the next Agricultural Policy Framework and get feedback on the Business Risk Management (BRM) reform policy.

    Summer 2021
  • Phase 2: Pre-multilateral framework strategic initiatives and BRM Reforms

    Get feedback on outcomes identified in phase 1 and determine priorities for the Strategic Initiative programs and the BRM reforms.

    October 2021 to May 2022
  • Phase 3: Program engagement – strategic initiative

    Get feedback on the design of the proposed Strategic Initiative programs.

    October 2022 to February 2023

Engagement phases

During Phase 1, we are seeking input on:

  • current and emerging industry challenges
  • objectives, principles, priorities and outcomes for the framework
  • ways to accomplish priorities and outcomes in Alberta
  • gaps in the current Canadian Agricultural Partnership priorities and outcomes
  • how to address the weight and impact of identified priority areas
  • Business Risk Management long-term reform policy direction

Get involved

Online survey

Albertans provided feedback through an online survey from June 11 to July 2, 2021. Thank you for your input, we are currently reviewing feedback.

Stakeholder engagement

In addition to the online survey, stakeholders were invited to submit written feedback and/or participate in virtual sessions/meetings.


Your feedback will inform the development of the next Agricultural Policy Framework and help guide Alberta’s investments in the agriculture sector over the next 5 to 10 years.

Last updated: July 6, 2021