The government is seeking public input on priorities for the next Agricultural Policy Framework (NPF) after Growing Forward 2 expires in March 2018.
Survey input will help ensure the next framework agreement meets the needs and priorities of Alberta’s industry and consumer public. This survey offers every Albertan the opportunity to make suggestions for priorities in the NPF.
The survey includes discussion about key priorities identified by agriculture ministers in the Calgary Statement, including:
markets and trade
science, research and innovation
environmental sustainability and climate change
value-added agriculture and agri-food processing
About Growing Forward 2
Growing Forward 2 is a federal-provincial-territorial framework with a mandate to drive an innovative, competitive and profitable Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.
Growing Forward 2 supports business risk management and strategic programs for the agricultural sector and focuses on 3 main priorities:
The online survey is the first round of consultations for the NPF and focuses on the overarching agreement that outlines the programs and processes that will be the same across Canada. A second round of consultations that focuses on programs specific to Alberta will be held in the fall/winter of 2017.
Following the survey period, a report will be compiled and shared with the public.
The survey is expected to take about 15 minutes. Results will be reported as aggregate information. Personal information is not being requested.
Take the survey https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/opinio6//s?s=34390
The survey will be open for responses until May 8, 2017. You must be over the age of 18 to be eligible to participate.