• Partenariat canadien pour une agriculture durable
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Sustainable Canadian Agricultural PartnershipDaily news

Published 2 May 2023 by AQIC

The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a new $3.5-billion, 5-year agreement (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028), between the federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector. The agreement includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities funded by federal, provincial and territorial governments.

Canada's ambitious path forward

Sustainable CAP marks an ambitious path forward and positions Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector for continued success as a world leader in economically, environmentally and socially sustainable agriculture.

Sustainable CAP focuses on the 5 key priority areas agreed to in The Guelph Statement:

  • Building sector capacity, growth and competitiveness
  • Climate change and environment
  • Science, research and innovation
  • Market development and trade
  • Resiliency and public trust

Sustainable CAP includes $500 million in new funds, which is a 25% increase in cost-shared funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, (ending March 31, 2023).

Sustainable CAP provides strong support for science, research and innovation to:

  • address challenges
  • seize new opportunities
  • open new markets
  • strengthen the resiliency of the sector

Federally funded programs

Key areas and programs support sector growth:

Growing trade and expanding markets

AgriMarketing Program
Helps industry expand exports and seize new market opportunities
AgriCompetitiveness Program
Helps industry share information with producers to build capacity and support the sector

Innovative and sustainable growth of the sector

AgriInnovate Program
Supports commercialization, demonstration and adoption of innovative technologies and processes
AgriScience Program

Accelerates the pace of innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians

Supporting diversity and a dynamic, evolving sector

AgriDiversity Program
Helps underrepresented groups participate in the sector
AgriAssurance Program

Helps foster public trust about the safety of Canadian agri-food products, and how they are produced

Cost-shared programs by federal, provincial and territorial governments

The Sustainable CAP invests $2.5 billion to support region-specific agriculture programs and services that are tailored to meet regional needs. These programs are cost-shared between the federal and provincial/territorial governments with the federal government contributing 60% of the costs of the program and the provincial/territorial government contributing 40%.

The programs are developed and delivered by the provinces and territories. The programs' parameters and priorities are jointly defined by federal, provincial and territorial governments.

Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program

Sustainable CAP introduces the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program, a $250-million cost-shared program to help producers conserve and enhance the resiliency of agricultural landscapes. This new program will use an ecological goods and services payment approach to support on-farm adoption and will complement other programs, such as the Agricultural Climate Solution On-Farm Climate Action Fund, to address climate change.

To best support producers with on-farm adoption of beneficial practices while reflecting local conditions and regional needs, the program will be designed and delivered by provinces and territories.

SOURCE: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada