Alberta launches Surveillance Program

  From the November 26, 2018 issue of Agri-News
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 The Surveillance Program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) was launched November 14, 2018, and is now accepting applications. Its purpose is to increase the early detection of existing and emerging livestock diseases, crop pests, bee pests, and foodborne hazards.

The program aims to improve Alberta’s agriculture and agri-food sector’s ability to anticipate, mitigate and prepare for risks that could have a major financial impact on the livestock and plant industries, or affect the health and safety of people. It supports industry associations and groups to deliver initiatives aimed at enhancing public assurance in three focus areas: animal health, food safety, and plant health systems.

Eligible applicants include agri-processors, industry organizations, municipalities, post-secondary institutions, applied research associations, fee-for-service providers, First Nations and Métis Settlements.

Although individual producers are not eligible to apply, industry-level projects will often involve producer participation and have results that benefit the industry as well as individual producers.

For detailed information, each focus area in the program has its own contact:

Go to the Surveillance Program webpage for more information, terms and conditions, as well as eligibility requirements. For general inquiries about the program, email

In Alberta, this partnership represents a federal - provincial investment of $406 million in strategic programs and initiatives for the agricultural sector. The Surveillance Program is one of the 15 programs to be offered in Alberta through the Partnership funding. It is also one of three under the Partnership’s broader Risk Management theme that includes the Risk Mitigation Program and the Emergency Preparedness Program.

Find more information about the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta at

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This information published to the web on November 20, 2018.