Government programs

Funding

The following Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) funding programs support the building of public trust through assurance initiatives, literacy and youth education:

Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives

Public Agriculture Literacy

Youth Agriculture Education

Other programs and initiatives

The Government of Alberta collaborates with industry on a wide variety of projects and initiatives that help measure environmental sustainability in the agriculture industry.

Legislation and policy

Agricultural environmental stewardship legislation and policy includes provincial and federal acts, regulations, codes and guidelines for Alberta’s agricultural industry. These provide standards to ensure the agricultural industry is operating in an environmentally responsible way.

Traceability in Alberta relies on 3 fundamental pillars of premises identification, animal identification and animal movement.

Farm and ranch workplace legislation protects waged, non-family farm workers.

Industry and partner programs

Partner programs

The Alberta government partners with industry to provide the following awareness and engagement programs:

The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is a voluntary, whole farm, self-assessment tool that helps producers identify their environmental risks and develop plans to mitigate identified risks.

The Agri-Environmental Partnership of Alberta (AEPA) is a multi-stakeholder partnership of the agriculture industry, government, and environmental non-government organizations, working to proactively address agri-environmental issues from a policy perspective.

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity helps our food system ensure it is doing the right things to build trust by providing research, resources, training and dialogue.

Industry programs

The following awareness and engagement programs are available for Alberta producers:

Egg Farmers of Alberta

Alberta Milk - proAction

Farm Sustainability Readiness Tool

Verified Beef Production Program

Canadian Round Table for Sustainable Beef

Canadian Round Table for Sustainable Crops

AgSafe Alberta