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.

Past Consultations

Manitoba Industry Consultation on Next Policy Framework (NPF) - June 29, 2017

Manitoba Agriculture hosted a stakeholder consultation on June 29 to discuss FPT agenda items and confirm industry's messages on both GF2 experiences and NPF programming needs in support of sustainability and growth. Manitoba’s proposed NPF priorities and delivery models were presented for consideration and discussion. Shared documents from the meeting include:

Presentation - NPF Programming Approach

Presentation - What We Heard Report

Presentation - FPT Agenda Items

Online Survey
Manitoba Agriculture conducted an online survey on NPF program priorities. The survey closed May 15, 2017.   
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.