Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the next agricultural policy framework) is a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector. In addition, producers will continue to have access to a robust suite of Business Risk Management (BRM) programs.

The partnership will be in place by April 1, 2018.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership will focus on six priority areas:

  • Science, research, and innovation – to help industry use science and innovation to improve resiliency and increase productivity.
  • Markets and trade – to open new markets and help farmers and food processors improve their competitiveness through skills development, improved export capacity, underpinned by a strong and efficient regulatory system.
  • Environmental sustainability and climate change – to help the sector reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, protect the environment and adapt to climate change by enhancing sustainable growth while increasing production.
  • Value-added agriculture and agri-food processing – to support the continued growth of the value-added agriculture and agri-food processing sector.
  • Public trust – to build a firm foundation for public trust through solid regulations, improving assurance systems and traceability.
  • Risk Management – to enable proactive and effective risk management, mitigation and adaptation to create a resilient sector.

Improvements to business risk management programs

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, BRM programs will continue to help producers manage significant risks that threaten the viability of their farm and are beyond their capacity to manage. Find out about the Canadian Agricultural Partnership – Business Risk Management Programs.

Applying to agri-science research clusters

  • Industry groups interested in submitting an application for agri-science research clusters are encouraged to call 613-759-1977 or email
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