New Framework - The New Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement on the key elements of a new agricultural policy framework during the annual meeting of FPT Ministers of Agriculture held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, from July 19-21.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), which comes into effect on April 1, 2018, provides continuation of strategic initiatives to support sustainable growth of the industry and business risk management programs that help producers effectively manage risk events.

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Developing the Next Policy 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:

NPF What We Heard Report

Presentation - NPF Programming Approach

Presentation - What We Heard Report

Presentation - FPT Agenda Items

Sector Specific Consultations: Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Review and the Next
Policy Framework (NPF) - Spring 2017

Manitoba Agriculture hosted 15 commodity-specific sessions with 29 industry
organizations between March and June of 2017. These sessions provided industry
an opportunity to review GF2 programming and identify opportunities and challenges
to be addressed under the NPF. The format allowed for direct and detailed
conversations on individual commodity and sector needs.
During this time frame, Manitoba Agriculture also hosted an online survey that was
open to all value chain members and the general public. The survey addressed the
same topics as the targeted sessions (GF2 and NPF priorities). A total of 198
individuals completed the survey.  A summary of those responses has been included

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.