Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

May 09, 2016 11:44 ET

Minister of Agriculture Seeking Input on the Current and Next Agricultural Policy Framework

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay today announced a website designed to seek feedback from stakeholders that will help shape the development of the next agricultural policy framework.

This first phase of online consultation will provide stakeholders and Canadians with an opportunity to share their views on Growing Forward 2 (GF2), the current federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agricultural policy framework, as well as offer input on what they would like to see included in the next agricultural policy framework. Additional consultation activities will be ongoing in the coming months to gather feedback that will help inform the next framework.

Quick facts

  • GF2 is a $3 billion dollar investment over five-years (2013-2018) by FPT governments in programming to support innovation, competitiveness and market development.
  • The GF2 FPT Business Risk Management suite of programs are demand-driven, and to date, have provided over $4 billion in support to help producers manage severe market volatility and disasters.
  • Agriculture is a shared jurisdiction and FPT governments work closely in the development and the delivery of programs across the country.

Quotes

"I will continue to consult with stakeholders from across the country as we work in partnership with provincial and territorial governments to develop the next policy framework. These open and transparent consultations with Canadians will help shape the direction of future policy and programs to meet this objective. My goal is to help the agriculture and agri-food sector be more innovative, safer and stronger."

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Additional links

Next Policy Framework Consultation

Growing Forward 2

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Contact Information

  • Guy Gallant
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay
    613-773-1059

    Media Relations
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    613-773-7972
    1-866-345-7972