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The Next Policy Framework (NPF) is a five-year (2023–2028) investment by federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments to strengthen and grow Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector. It will replace the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), which ends March 31, 2023.
FPT governments will consult with Canadians, including stakeholders such as producers, processors, Indigenous communities, women in agriculture, youth, environmental organizations, and small and emerging sectors to develop the Framework.
Initial consultations on the NPF will seek stakeholder feedback on both current and potential challenges and opportunities facing the sector and on prospective priorities and vision for the NPF.
Further consultations on the NPF will seek stakeholder feedback on how to realize the priorities articulated in the Guelph Statement, and their desired outcomes of the policies and programs to be implemented under the NPF.
Join the conversation
Share your experiences and ideas for the Next Policy Framework. Some questions you may wish to consider include:
- To realize Canada as a world leader in sustainable agriculture and agri-food production action is required on multiple fronts.
- How can we increase action on climate change and better integrate climate risk and readiness throughout the framework, through cost-shared, federal-only, and BRM programming?
- How can we enhance supply chain resilience to reduce vulnerabilities, strengthen our export competitiveness, and improve local food systems and domestic trade?
- What are the most effective programs tools and government/industry investments to support the people who have made the sector what it is today and to ensure its success into the future?
- With all this in mind, and if not covered already, are any new approaches/programs needed? Are there any needed adjustments to existing CAP programming?
- Finally, what data, measurement and results reporting would you like to see in this next framework?
Provide your input
Next Policy Framework
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
1341 Baseline Road, Tower 7
Floor 5, Room 300
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- Follow us on Twitter @AAFC_Canada or use #AgNPF
- Facebook at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Facebook
Updates on the Framework, including opportunities to view feedback summaries, will be available here throughout 2021–2022.
What we are hearing
On November 10, 2021, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial Ministers of Agriculture agreed on the sustainable agriculture approach needed to help shape the next policy framework, which includes environmental, social and economic considerations in all priority areas. Their shared vision is described in the Guelph Statement.