Alberta’s agricultural sector will continue to drive the province’s economic recovery. At the same time, to ensure farmers and ranchers remain competitive, we have to find ways to keep current markets open while expanding market access across the world.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) includes the Market Assurance program, which supports Alberta’s livestock, crop and apiculture industries to overcome barriers to markets.
The program also supports producers in accessing new and emerging markets, and aims to minimize threats that could interrupt the food supply chain. We are focused on bolstering consumer confidence in the health, biosecurity, traceability, surveillance and welfare of Alberta’s livestock, crop and bee products.
In the past, we’ve seen businesses and other countries close their markets to Canadian agricultural goods. We know that Alberta’s producers grow high-quality, safe food with our clean air, clean land and clean water. It’s our mission to show our trading and business partners they can trust not only the products that we produce but also the processes and procedures we have in place to keep our food supply chain safe.
This program is open to industry organizations, agri-processors, farmers and ranchers, and First Nations communities.
Alberta’s modernized and simplified CAP programs have made it easier and quicker for applicants to get the funds they need to update their operations. To make it even easier, the programs have been condensed from 16 to nine. Funding is limited, so I encourage interested people to apply early.
Find one that fits your operation and apply at CAP.Alberta.ca.
Devin Dreeshen served as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry from April 30, 2019 to November 5, 2021.