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What is Growing Forward 2?

About Growing Forward 2

What is Growing Forward 2?

Growing Forward 2 is a federal-provincial-territorial partnership with a mandate to drive an innovative, competitive and profitable Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.

The five-year Growing Forward 2 policy framework, which came into effect on April 2, 2013, focuses on three priorities: innovation, competitiveness and market development.

Growing Forward 2 programs aim to help the industry position itself to respond to future opportunities and challenges and achieve its full potential as a productive and profitable sector of the Canadian economy.

The priorities and programs of Growing Forward 2 reflect the views of producers, processors and other stakeholders, as heard during a two-year review of Growing Forward that included a significant stakeholder engagement process.

Stakeholders consistently indicated they want Growing Forward 2 to invest in strategic programs focused on research and innovation, environmental stewardship, food safety, biosecurity, business management, market development, traceability, livestock welfare, energy efficiency and water management.

What does it mean to Albertans?

In Alberta, Growing Forward 2 reflects an increased focus on three areas: research and innovation, competitiveness and market development and adaptability and industry capacity. These priorities, advocated and endorsed by stakeholders, are essential to the long-term success of the industry.

What does it mean to Canadians?

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments are committed to a strong agriculture industry. Since the industry is growing and evolving, so must the programs that serve the industry.

Governments are fully committed to investing in programs that will achieve the best long-term results, consistent with available funding.

Beyond the federal-provincial-territorial strategic programs under Growing Forward 2, the federal government operates three federal programs: AgriInnovation, AgriCompetitiveness and AgriMarketing.


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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides the overall leadership and national coordination of Growing Forward 2 and is responsible for the delivery of three national programs under Growing Forward 2: AgriInnovation, AgriCompetitiveness and AgriMarketing.

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Agriculture Finance Services Corporation (AFSC) is a provincial crown corporation. AFSC provides the strategic leadership in the development of new insurance products and is the primary service provider for the Business Risk Management programs in Alberta.



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