Key departmental initiatives

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is always working on new initiatives to help to support Canada's agricultural sector and its producers and processors.


Mental health in agriculture

Mental health resources, tools and services for producers

Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3.5-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen and grow the agriculture and agri-food sector, and will take effect April 1, 2023.


Sector Engagement Tables

Dialogues between sector representatives and government to advance sector growth and competitiveness

Supporting Canada's supply-managed sectors

Information on the Government of Canada's commitment to support Canada's supply-managed sectors following the ratification of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement.


A Food Policy for Canada

The first-of-its-kind in Canada, A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for our health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term. A food policy will help address issues and pursue opportunities in areas related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food – covering all aspects of the food chain.

Working with Indigenous Peoples in Canadian agriculture

Information on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's commitment to fostering a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples and to advancing reconciliation through support for Indigenous-led agriculture


Meetings of federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture

Agriculture ministers from across the country meet at least once a year to talk about issues facing the agriculture and agri-food sector and to make decisions on how to address these issues.

Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

In keeping with our mandate and commitment to Canadians, we have created strategies that protect the environment while encouraging social and economic growth.


The Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector, launched in April 2018 and ended in March 2023.

Canada’s National Pathways

Toward healthier, more sustainable and more equitable food systems