Agricultural policy framework engagement

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

Status: Concluded
Ministry responsible: Agriculture and Forestry


The government was seeking 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‚Äôs industry and consumers. Albertans will have opportunities to make suggestions for priorities in the NPF during 2 rounds of consultation.

What we heard

A summary of what we heard from stakeholders and online survey participants from the spring 2017 roundtable consultations and online survey is now available.

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

Engagement timeline

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

A second round of consultations that focuses on programs specific to Alberta will be held in the fall/winter of 2017.