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Next Policy Framework

Developing the Next Policy Framework

The current national framework Growing Forward 2 expires on March 31, 2018. Building on past framework agreements, the federal-provincial-territorial Ministers of Agriculture met in Calgary in July 2016 to set priorities for the Next Policy Framework. The six priority areas include: 
  • markets and trade
  • science, research and innovation
  • risk management
  • environmental sustainability and climate change
  • value-added agriculture and agrifood and processing
  • public trust

View the Calgary Statement.

Current Consultation on the Next Policy Framework

Online Survey
Help shape the Next Policy Framework. Growing Forward 2 expires on March 31, 2018 and it will be succeeded by the Next Policy Framework (NPF). Manitoba Agriculture is in the process of developing programs, activities and services that support sustainable growth, resiliency and competitiveness of Manitoba’s agricultural sector.

Public input and suggestions into programs and services are key components in the development process. Manitoba Agriculture wants to ensure the NPF is developed through engagement with all industry stakeholders including farmers, processors and agribusiness to support sector growth.

This online survey will provide an opportunity to voice your thoughts on program priorities.
The survey is open until May 15, 2017.  

Results from the survey will be posted.

If you require more information, have further insights, or would like to submit a paper/proposal for NPF programming and services, please contact us.

More information on the NPF priorities and the Calgary Statement is available here.

Past Consultations

Growing the Agriculture Sector Together - July 12, 2016
Manitoba Agriculture hosted industry consultations with more than 100 stakeholder groups from Manitoba's diverse agriculture industry to discuss industry strengths, as well as opportunities for improvement and growth on July 12, 2016.  Shared documents from the meeting include:

Industry Consultation on NPF Priorities - November 30, 2015

On November 30, 2015, Manitoba Agriculture hosted a stakeholder consultation to review progress of Manitoba’s Growing Forward 2 programs' effectiveness in addressing the Manitoba agriculture and food industry priorities and to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the industry leading to considerations for the next agriculture policy framework.  




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