Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2010-2011
As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.
Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are for the most part directly related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government's priorities.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's mandate is to provide information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve an environmentally sustainable agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector, a competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risk, and an innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.
AAFC helps ensure the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products industries can compete in domestic and international markets, deriving economic returns to the sector and the Canadian economy as a whole. Through its work, the Department strives to help the sector maximize its long-term profitability and competitiveness, while respecting the environment and the safety and security of Canada's food supply. The activities of the Department extend from the farmer to the consumer, from the farm to global markets, through all phases of producing, processing and marketing of agriculture and agri-food products.
AAFC also provides the overall leadership and coordination on federal rural policies and programs through Canada's Rural Partnership, and supports co-operatives to promote economic growth and social development of Canadian society.
Total Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are summarized below:
|Expenditures for the year ending
March 31, 2011
(in thousands of dollars)
| Includes international travel that is part of a department's program.|
|Travel - Public Servants||16,303|
|Travel - Non-Public Servants||1,465|
|International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff ||183|