The Next Agricultural Policy Framework

The Next Agricultural Policy Framework


Public Consultation through NPF Survey – March 30 to May 8, 2017

As part of the consultation process on the next agricultural policy framework (NPF), the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is asking for input on the six priority areas identified in the Calgary Statement and input to identify how the proposed objectives within each priority area could influence future agriculture policy and priorities for Alberta’s industry.

The survey includes discussion on six key priorities identified in the Calgary Statement, including:

  • Markets and Trade
  • Science, Research and Innovation
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Agri-Processing and Value-Added
  • Public Trust


Please provide your input through this survey before May 8, 2017 link to survey

Why are we talking about another agricultural policy framework? – August 2016

The current national framework, Growing Forward 2, is set to expire in March 2018.

Minister’s endorsed the Calgary Statement at the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Minister’s meeting July 20-22, 2016. The Calgary Statement is a non-binding, directional document that outlines the intent to develop the Next Agricultural Policy Framework (NPF) and highlights areas of importance to the agriculture, agri-processing, and agri-products industry across Canada. See also: July 22, 2016 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada News Statement.

Participate in developing the Next Agricultural Policy Framework - August 2016

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments are currently working together to develop the next agricultural policy framework which will launch on April 1, 2018. Collaboration between FPT governments has been key in providing consistent policy and program direction but with regional flexibility to meet the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. More

Developing the Next Agricultural Policy Framework – Video - August 2016

We’re looking to the future, we want your help. Provide your input on key priority areas; markets and trade; science, research and innovation; environmental sustainability and climate change; value-added and food processing; public trust; and risk management. More

Calgary Statement – Towards the Next Agricultural Policy Framework – July 2016

Federal, provincial, and territorial Ministers of Agriculture commit to working together to enhance the sector's ability to compete, innovate, capture new opportunities, cultivate public trust, respond to new consumer demands and grow sustainably. These efforts will ensure that Canada's agricultural sector advances, grows and prospers and continues to be a cornerstone for the economy and for Canadians. More

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