The department works with partnering organizations and agencies to guide, regulate and develop the agriculture sector on behalf of Canadians.
The Department, along with its portfolio partners, reports to Parliament and Canadians through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
Note: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports to the Minister of Health. Canadian Food Inspection Agency organizational information.
Services and information
We are responsible for making sure that policies and programs of the organizations within the Agriculture and Agri-Food portfolio are coordinated and work to serve the interests of the sector and Canadians. These organizations include:
A special operating agency within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada that regulates and oversees pari-mutuel betting on horse races to ensure it is fair for the public.
The Agency's goal is to maintain and enforce national standards based on effective betting rules, to protect bettors.
Provincial and territorial partners
Agriculture is a shared jurisdiction and federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) governments work closely in the development of agriculture policy frameworks and the delivery of programs across the country.
The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a new $3.5-billion, 5-year agreement (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028), between the federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector.
Sustainable CAP focuses on the 5 key priority areas agreed to in The Guelph Statement:
- Building sector capacity, growth and competitiveness
- Climate change and environment
- Science, research and innovation
- Market development and trade
- Resiliency and public trust
Below is a list of our provincial and territorial partners: