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Canada's Next Agricultural Policy Framework (2018 - 2023)

COG’s contribution to this joint submission was informed by a survey to its members and donors.  If you would like to be a part of future surveys and/or future discussions on organic issues, join or donate to COG now - click here!  We look forward to your input.  

Joint Submission to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Next Agricultural Policy Framework

Every five years, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) conducts a national consultation process with the agricultural sector. The purpose of this process is to gather policy and program recommendations that ensure Canadian agriculture continues to thrive and adapt to new research, environmental challenges and consumer trends. This process will help inform the Government of Canada’s Next Agricultural Policy Framework – a set of policies and programs that will steer Canadian agriculture from 2018-2023.

The Organic sector is a burgeoning industry that requires specific tools to maintain its growth. Our recommendations present the various needs and priorities that we want to see addressed in Canada’s Next Agricultural Policy Framework.

This document is a joint report, written collaboratively by some of Canada’s main national organic associations: Canadian Organic Growers, Canada Organic Trade Association, Organic Federation of Canada and USC Canada.

This report was submitted to the AAFC on November 30th.

By working together and having a united voice for the Organic sector, we believe we will have a stronger impact on Canada’s Next Agricultural Policy Framework.

To read the Executive Summary, click here.

To read the full report, click here.