Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)

Partnership


The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a five-year, $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial initiative taking the place of Growing Forward 2 (GF2) and is aimed at generating economic growth in the agricultural sector and delivering the greatest benefits for farmers, food processors and Canadian families. CAP is in effect from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023.

Who is Eligible?


Primary producers in Alberta who have proven to generate a minmum of $10,000 annual on farm income. Leased parcels are eligible uner CAP as long as the applicant has permission from the land owner.

​At a Glance


CAP is a package that consists of 15 programs to support the unique needs of Alberta's agriculture industry. 

The Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Producer Program is one of the most relevant for agricultural producers in the MD of Bighorn. A valid Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is required to be eligible for this program.

Examples of projects that can be funded under the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Producer Program
include:
  • watering systems (natural water sources)
  • riparian fencing
  • livestock facility management
  • improved manure storage facilities
  • wetland assessments
  • shelterbelts
For a complete funding list and application forms you can contact the MD of Bighorn Agriculture and Environment staff at 403-673-3611 or visit the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Producer Program web page.

Timeline


The roll-out of the CAP program in Alberta began in April 2018 and will consist of a phase roll-out of the 15 programs over the spring, summer and fall of 2018. Applications and program details consisting of cost-shares and eligible activities and/or items will be released with the opening of each program.

Additional Information


For more information on CAP or to speak with an Alberta Agriculture and Forestry program specialist visit their website or call 310-FARM (3276).