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Alberta has a global reputation as one of the leading producers of high-quality, safe food. We intend to protect and grow this reputation through programs like the Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiative.
The initiative, which is a part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, provides funding for programs that verify and showcase the quality, safety and sustainability of the food produced by the province’s farmers and companies.
These programs, for example, are researched and developed by experts and regularly updated. When participating in them, farmers and companies must comply with strict rules and regulations, keep meticulous records, and allow inspectors to verify these records. Programs recognize and reward the commitment of farmers and companies to make products like beef, pork, chicken, and eggs responsibly.
Farmers and companies can proudly display the program’s seals of approval on their products.
Grants from the Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiative are open to agricultural groups, non-profit organizations, post-secondary institutions, and commodity groups to develop programs to certify products made by Alberta farmers and companies.
The Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiative is accepting applications. If you have questions or want to speak with the Government of Alberta about applying, please contact this program at [email protected] or 780-427-3980.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3-billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that began in April 2018. In Alberta, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership represents a federal-provincial investment of $406 million in strategic programs and initiatives for the agricultural sector.
Devin Dreeshen served as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry from April 30, 2019 to November 5, 2021.