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Growing Forward 2

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) was a five-year (2013-2018) policy framework for Canada's agricultural and agri-food sector. GF2 included a $3 billion dollar investment by federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments and formed the foundation for government agricultural programs and services.

GF2 programs focused on innovation, competitiveness and market development to ensure Canadian producers and processors had the tools and resources they needed to innovate and capitalize on emerging market opportunities.

In addition, an effective suite of Business risk management (BRM) programs was developed including AgriInvest, AgriStability, AgriInsurance, and AgriRecovery. These programs helped farmers in managing risk due to severe market volatility and disaster situations. Through AgriRisk Initiatives, governments also helped the industry in its efforts to research, develop and implement new agricultural risk management tools.

GF2 was replaced by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in 2018.

Strategic Investments

Federal-Only Programs

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada administered three broad federal programs with $1 billion under GF2 aimed at generating market-based economic growth in the agricultural sector.

Cost-Shared Programs

The investment under GF2 included $2 billion (an increase of 50% from Growing Forward) for cost-shared programs on a 60:40 basis delivered by provinces and territories, to ensure programs were tailored to meet regional needs.


Infographic: Growing Forward 2

Contact Information

To request a copy of the complete policy framework, or one of the federal-provincial/territorial agreements, please contact us.

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