If you have thoughts on the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), now’s your chance to share them, and help shape the direction of the next federal-provincial-territorial agreement.
This week, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) launched the consultation process for CAP’s successor — the Next Agricultural Policy Framework (NPF).
CAP is a five-year, $3 billion agreement that provides financial support for ag programs and services, including both federal programs, and programs that are cost-shared between federal and provincial governments.
CAP provides funding for business risk management programs AgriInvest, AgriRecovery and AgriStability.
Like CAP, NPF is a five-year (2023-2028) investment into Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector. Initial consultations are underway, on current and potential challenges and opportunities facing agriculture, and prospective priorities and vision for the next framework.
If you’re interested in sharing your experiences and ideas, AAFC suggests thinking about:
To share your thoughts, email: email@example.com, or send your letter to:
Next Policy Framework
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
1341 Baseline Road, Tower 7
Floor 5, Room 300
You can also join the discussion on social media, by tagging @AAFC_Canada, and using the hashtag #AgNPF. AAFC is also on Facebook.
The feedback provided to AAFC will help to establish the vision and priorities for NPF, and inform policies, activities and programs developed with provincial and territorial governments.
Ministers of Agriculture will meet September 2021 to reflect on the consultations received at that point, and begin the next steps.
Consultations for NPF will continue until the spring of 2022, with CAP set to expire March 31, 2023.
To keep an eye on the process, visit the Next Agricultural Policy Framework throughout 2021 and 2022.