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Our responsibilities

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is responsible for:

  • policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture, food and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify
  • inspiring public confidence in wildfire and forest management and the quality and safety of food
  • supporting environmentally sustainable resource management practices
  • leading collaboration that enables safe and resilient rural communities

In focus

Government and industry are taking measures to ensure Albertans have access to safe, affordable food.
About the invasive mountain pine beetle, its impact on forests, and how Alberta is responding to this threat.

Traceability in Alberta

Traceability is a crucial component of an effective animal health and food safety system that enables precise and rapid emergency response to protect livestock, producers and consumers.


Get updates on agricultural business, livestock, crops, rural living, learning, jobs in agriculture and events.

Alberta approved farmers’ markets

Information about how to start, manage or find a farmers’ market in Alberta.

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