ASBs and AAAF invited to give feedback
The ASBPC received an email from Minister Dreeshen with invitation for the ASBs and AAAF members to participate in the Agriculture and Forestry engagement on the next Agriculture Policy Framework to replace the existing CAP in April 2023.
This engagement is to prepare the province for their negotiations at the federal level, and encourages sharing of any policy papers, reports or other analysis that may have impact on the New Policy Framework by June 30, 2021. There is also an online survey for stakeholders to fill out. Keep an eye out for emails going out today to the ASB chairs and the AAAF email lists.
The Ag Policy Framework is a federal/provincial/territorial funding agreement for the agriculture sector and sets the tone for activities over the next 5 years. Some of the activities funded from the 2019-2023 framework include:
- Farm Safety (mental health, Farm Safe, demos and safety days)
- Pest monitoring and surveillance (clubroot, insect and weed surveys)
- Research and innovation (now with RDAR)
- Marketing and Agri Food Product development
- Energy Efficiency (Audits, Equipment upgrades, technology development)
- Environmental Stewardship (On farm water, irrigation efficiency, riparian management etc)
- Agristability programs at AFSC
- Agriculture Social license activities
- Agriculture education
- Mental health promotion
At the time of this post, 6 CAP programs are now open to finish of the 2019-2023 CAP program year. The province is expected to open up 9 program under the new redesign so check the website often to see the latest updates.