About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

For nearly 15 years, federal/provincial/territorial (FPT) governments have used agriculture policy frameworks to ensure a collaborative approach that encourages investment, adaptation and sustainable growth in the sector. 

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is the fourth FPT Framework Agreement on Agriculture, Agri-Food and Agri-based Product Policy, which will replace Growing Forward 2 when it expires on March 31, 2018.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a $3 billion, five-year investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to help Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sectors innovate, grow and prosper.

This investment is cost shared, with 60 per cent of funding provided by the federal government and 40 per cent by the provinces and territories. The provinces and territories deliver the partnership’s programs to ensure they meet regional needs.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which comes into effect on April 1, 2018 and will continue until March 31, 2023, provides a continuation of strategic initiatives to support sustainable growth of the industry and business risk management programs that help producers effectively manage risk events.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is based on the six priority areas FPT ministers agreed upon in July 2016. The six priority areas include:

  • markets and trade
  • science, research and innovation
  • risk management
  • environmental sustainability and climate change
  • value-added agriculture and agri-food processing
  • public trust

In Manitoba, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership features:

  • one program called Ag Action Manitoba, which is segmented into four client groups: farmers; agri-processors; industry organizations; and researchers and industry service providers
  • greater investment into research and innovation to build a robust research capacity that incorporates platforms, projects and knowledge transfer on focus areas that are important for Manitoba

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