Sustainable Canadian agricultural partnership

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The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a new five-year agreement between the federal, provincial, and territorial governments of Canada aimed at enhancing the competitiveness, innovation, and resilience of the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector. With a budget of $3.5 billion, the agreement includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities funded by all levels of government. Sustainable CAP focuses on five priority areas: building sector capacity, growth, and competitiveness; addressing climate change and the environment; promoting science, research, and innovation; developing markets and trade; and strengthening resiliency and public trust. The agreement includes increased funding, including $500 million in new funds, to support science, research, innovation, and the growth of the sector. It also introduces the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program, a $250-million cost-shared initiative to support the conservation and enhancement of agricultural landscapes. Business risk management programs and disaster relief frameworks are also included to assist producers in managing risks and recovering from natural disasters.