Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

A long-term vision and strategic approach to further advance the sustainability, competitiveness and vitality of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.

What is the Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS)?

  • A long-term plan that will help bring together action on priority environment and climate issues in the agriculture sector
  • Shared direction and vision for collective action to improve environmental performance and enhanced resilience to climate change in the sector
  • A key resource for the Canadian agriculture sector to take action on environmental and climate issues while providing the vital role of responding to growing demands for healthy and affordable food and supporting economic growth

Benefits of a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

  • Strengthen collaboration on environment and climate action in the sector
  • Support the long-term business vitality of the sector
  • Proactively manage climate change impacts
  • Leverage economic opportunities
  • Support Canada’s position as a trusted and sustainable global food provider
  • Contribute to Canada’s 2030 and 2050 climate targets and international commitments
  • Help identify research priorities and innovations to support agri-environmental outcomes

With a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy, Canada will be well positioned to be a world leader in sustainable agriculture while maintaining its role as a trusted global food provider.

Focus areas of the SAS

  • Soil health
  • Adaptation and resilience
  • Water
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Biodiversity


Canada is recognized as a world leader in sustainable agriculture and agri-food production and drives forward from a solid foundation of regional strengths and diversity in order to rise to the climate change challenge, to expand new markets and trade while meeting the expectations of consumers, and to feed Canadians and a growing global population.