Growing Forward 2
April 1 marks the official launch of the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) policy framework for Canada's agricultural and agri-food sector. GF2 is a $3 billion dollar investment by federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments and the foundation for government agricultural programs and services over the next five years.
GF2 programs will focus on innovation, competitiveness and market development to ensure Canadian producers and processors have the tools and resources they need to continue to innovate and capitalize on emerging market opportunities.
In addition, GF2 includes an effective suite of Business Risk Management (BRM) programs to help farmers in managing risk due to severe market volatility and disaster situations. Read about upcoming changes to the BRM programs. Governments will also assist the industry in its efforts to research, develop and implement new agricultural risk management tools.
GF2 includes $2 billion cost-shared on a 60:40 basis for programs delivered by provinces and territories, and $1 billion for federally delivered strategic initiatives. Under GF2, FPT cost-shared investments will increase by 50% and provincial and territorial governments will have greater flexibility to tailor programs to local needs.
New Federal Programs
AAFC has unveiled three new, broad federal programs under Growing Forward 2 aimed at generating market-based economic growth in the agricultural sector.
For more information on federal GF2 programs, please call 1-877-246-4682.
Delivered by Provincial and Territorial Governments
The investment under GF2 includes $2 billion for cost-shared programs on a 60:40 basis delivered by provinces and territories, to ensure programs are tailored to meet regional needs.
Negotiations between the federal and provincial and territorial governments to finalize cost-shared programs are underway and details are being announced as they become available.
To find out more about programs and services offered by your provincial or territorial government, visit their website: