Islanders are invited to comment on the next federal, provincial, and territorial agriculture policy framework set to launch April 1, 2018.
The province’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is collecting online feedback throughout February and March in English and French at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/give-your-input-next-agricultural-policy-framework. Feedback received will help the department develop programming and initiatives for the next framework covering 2018 to 2023, that will replace the current one known as Growing Forward 2.
“Government is committed to encouraging active participation of farmers, industry, and residents in the development of department programs and policies,” Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac said. “The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries encourages Islanders to weigh in on some of the critical issues that will affect one of our most vital sectors for years to come.”
Islanders are invited to provide their input on programs or initiatives for the following priority areas: markets and trade; science, research and innovation; environmental sustainability and climate change; value-added agriculture and agri-food processing; and public trust.
These priority areas are outlined in the Calgary Statement and were released by the federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture in July 2016.