To support continued innovation, growth and prosperity, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) has launched its programs. This 5‐year (2023-2028), $3.5 billion investment includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities by federal-provincial-territorial governments. The Sustainable CAP framework represents a cost-shared federal-provincial investment of $508 million over 5 years towards strategic programs and services for the agriculture and agri-food industry in Alberta. Read more about how Sustainable CAP works.

Latest updates

Sustainable CAP program to start accepting applications April 3, 2023.

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Alberta producers, farmers, ranchers, processors and organizations can apply for these cost-shared grant programs.

Producers, farmers, ranchers

Efficient Grain Handling

This program assists producers with reducing the overall energy use on their operations.

Processors, organizations

Emerging Opportunities

Supports projects focused on innovation and result in significant company growth and sector impact.

Producers, farmers, ranchers

Farm Technology

Supports innovative technology that minimizes agricultural waste and optimizes farm efficiency, and tools that secure business assets.

Producers, farmers, ranchers

On-Farm Value-Added

Helps primary producers grow sales, expand production capacity, explore market opportunities and create jobs in Alberta.

Producers, farmers, ranchers

Resilient Agricultural Landscape

Supports producers to conserve and enhance the environmental resiliency of their agricultural landscapes.



Invests in projects that increase company sales and production capacity, expand market opportunities, and create jobs in Alberta.

Producers, farmers, ranchers


Helps producers adopt agricultural water management practices for continued growth and long-term success of the agriculture industry.

Organizations, Producers

Accelerating Agricultural Innovations

Funding is provided to Results Driven Agricultural Research (RDAR) to deliver programs.


  • Share your input on Sustainable CAP programs and activities by December 10, 2023

    To support continued innovation and growth, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership is asking for your input on programs and activities for Alberta's agriculture and agri-food industry. Complete one or more engagement surveys.

  • Sustainable CAP program to start accepting applications April 3, 2022

    Watch for funding announcements beginning April 3, 2023.

  • October 4, 2022: NPF What we Heard Report released

    Engagement with Alberta’s agriculture industry stakeholders was held to support the minister and other Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development (AFRED) officials in developing and negotiating the Next Policy Framework (NPF). Sessions were held with Alberta agriculture organizations and associations, and post-secondary institutions. Industry representative feedback was also received via email. An online survey was open from May 9 to June 6, 2022. Engagement gauged understanding of the 5 priority areas identified in the Guelph Statement and focused on the following questions:

    • What are your initial reactions to the Guelph Statement?
    • What is most important for Alberta’s agriculture, agri-food, and agri-processing industry?
    • Is there anything missing? Are there any gaps?

    Read the What we Heard Report (PDF, 838 KB).


Connect with the Sustainable CAP Secretariat:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-FARM (3276) (in Alberta)
Phone: 403-742-7901 (outside Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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