Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives

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Program Information


Canadian Agricultural Partnership

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Tel: 403-948-8512
Industry-led non-profit assurance initiatives; agricultural groups registered under the Societies Act, such as an applied research/forage association; commodity groups; or incorporated not-for-profit organizations.

Program Details
  The Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives Program will support industry associations and industry-led non-profit assurance initiatives to develop and enhance sustainability certification or assurance systems to demonstrate to the public the quality, safety and sustainability of products produced by producers and food companies.

Activities include:

  • benchmarking studies including life cycle analyses, environmental foot-printing and gap analyses;
  • short-term funding for operating costs related to pilot studies, audits;
  • development of governance;
  • administrative support directly associated with the Project;
  • promotion of label and certification standard associated with the sustainability assurance initiative;
  • support for industry organizations to develop sustainability assurance programs; and
  • support communication efforts regarding consumer perceptions, verification standards, BMPs and performance metrics.
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Last Reviewed/Revised on August 30, 2018.