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Surveys and Consultations

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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.

Past Consultations

Consultation to Review The Agricultural Producers' Organization Funding Act
Manitoba Agriculture was seeking input about the current model of funding for Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP). Closed on March 9, 2017.

Next Policy Framework Consultation on Food Innovation Capacity - Winnipeg
On January 24, 2017, Manitoba Agriculture held a symposium and group discussion on food innovation as part of its consultation under the Next Policy Framework (NPF). The symposium was attended by approximately 50 people from Manitoba’s food manufacturing industry, research community and government. Shared documents from the meeting include:

Ministerial Industry Consultation on Growing the Agriculture Sector - Portage la Prairie

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:
 

 
MAFRD/Industry Growing Forward Consultation - Next Policy Framework
MAFRD hosted a stakeholder meeting to review progress made on Growing Forward 2 programs and to initiate discussions on the next agriculture policy framework. Closed on November 30, 2015.

2015 Rural Veterinary Task Force
The task force reviewed the current veterinary structure in rural Manitoba, people’s needs regarding veterinary care - with an emphasis on animal health and welfare - biosecurity, food safety on farms and the needs for maintaining a stable veterinary infrastructure. Closed on November 6, 2015.

Ag Risk Management Task Force
The scope of this review is to consider the ability and role of business risk management programming in maintaining a foundation for a profitable agriculture industry in Manitoba as it experiences the challenge of a changing climate. Closed on September 30, 2015. 

Manitoba Grain Innovation HUB
A consultation for designing a HUB that works for the grain industry in Manitoba closed on March 2, 2015.

Small Scale, Local Food Production and Processing
The consultation for small scale food production and processing led by Dr. Wayne Lees, closed on September 15, 2014.

Food Safety Regulation
The consultation for the new Food Safety Regulation closed on June 11, 2014.