Policy statements, visions and plans


Provincial / territorial




Federal Sustainable Development Act (2008) - “Sustainable Food” section of the vision statement states: “Innovation and ingenuity contribute to a world-leading agricultural sector and food economy for the benefit of all Canadians.”

The AAFC "commitment to sustainable development flows from its mandate of helping the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products industries compete in domestic and international markets, deriving economic returns to the sector and the Canadian economy as a whole. Sustainable management of natural resources is a core requirement for an economically successful agricultural sector." (Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy: Supplementary to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s 2014-2015 Report on Plans and Priorities, AGRIC. & AGRI-FOOD CAN)

Annual report on plans and priorities (RPP)

Calgary Statement – Towards the Next Policy Framework

Low level presence of GMOs