Overview

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

Phase 1 feedback helped inform government priorities that were considered when negotiating the policy statement at the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture Conference in November 2021.

During phase 2, representatives of Alberta’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sector will have opportunities to share feedback on the 5 priority areas identified in the Guelph Statement, a policy document endorsed by the federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers to help guide the development of the Next Policy Framework.

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.

Timeline

  • Open

    Phase 2 in progress

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development

  • 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 – Gather feedback on Guelph Statement

    Gather feedback on the 5 priority areas identified in the Guelph Statement.

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

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

    October 2022 to February 2023

Stakeholder engagement

Representatives of Alberta’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sector will have a variety of opportunities to share feedback on the 5 priority areas identified in the Guelph Statement from May to June, 2022, including an online survey, virtual roundtable sessions and an email campaign.

Online survey

Stakeholders are invited to complete the online survey to help inform the next policy framework by June 6, 2022.

Take the survey

Input received

Albertans submitted their phase 1 feedback through an online survey from June 11 to July 2, 2021. Stakeholders also participated by attending virtual sessions and submitting written feedback.

Topics covered included:

  • 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

Outcomes

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

Last updated: May 25, 2022