Agricultural Policy Framework
In Canada, agriculture policy is coordinated through a 5-year Federal/Provincial/Territorial initiative called Growing Forward. The Growing Forward framework agreement focuses on achieving results, reflects input from across the sector and delivers programs that are simple, effective and tailored to local needs.
A profitable and innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products industry that seizes opportunities in responding to market demands and contributes to the health and well-being of Canadians.
What is Growing Forward?
Growing Forward provides:
- flexible programs that adapt to meet regional needs while achieving common national goals;
- modernized regulatory processes and improved regulatory cooperation to support a competitive and innovative sector and for the betterment of all Canadians;
- better service delivery through simple and accessible programs and services.
Learn more about Growing Forward program areas:
- Agricultural Regulatory Action Plan
- Business Development
- Business Risk Management
- Food Safety
- Markets and Trade
Have more questions about Growing Forward? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers!
How does Growing Forward apply in my province?
To find out more about Growing Forward in your province, visit our provincial and territorial partners' Web sites.
Federal/Provincial/Territorial government officials are currently working to develop the successor to Growing Forward, which is set to expire in March 31, 2013. Learn more about the Growing Forward 2 policy development process.