Agricultural policy framework engagement

Share your thoughts on how to drive an innovative, competitive and profitable agriculture and agri-food sector.

Status: Open until March 18
Ministry responsible: Agriculture and Forestry


The government sought public input on priorities for the next Agricultural Policy Framework (NPF) after Growing Forward 2 expires in March 2018.

Public input will help ensure the next framework agreement meets the needs and priorities of Alberta’s industry and consumers. Albertans will have opportunities to make suggestions for priorities in the NPF during 2 rounds of consultation.

About Growing Forward 2

Growing Forward 2 is a federal-provincial-territorial framework with a mandate to drive an innovative, competitive and profitable Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. It supports business risk management and strategic programs for the agricultural sector and focuses on 3 main priorities:

  • innovation
  • competitiveness
  • market development


Phase two

A second round of consultation focused on programs specific to Alberta has begun.

Complete the online survey to provide your input on program concepts for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) that is set to begin in April 2018 after Growing Forward 2 expires.

This survey is open until March 18, 2018.

Take the survey

Phase one

The first round of consultations through an online survey closed May 8, 2017.

The survey focused on the overarching agreement that outlines the programs and processes that will be the same across Canada and the key priorities identified by agriculture ministers in the Calgary Statement, including:

  • markets and trade
  • science, research and innovation
  • risk management
  • environmental sustainability and climate change
  • value-added agriculture and agri-food processing
  • public trust

Summary of online survey results and in-person consultations