A National Plant and Animal Health Strategy

In July 2016, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture endorsed the Emergency Management Framework for Agriculture in Canada. Included in this endorsement was the development of a national plant and animal health strategy as a key deliverable for the Framework.

The goal of the national plant and animal health strategy will bring FPT governments, industry and other stakeholders together to collaboratively improve how risks to Canada’s plant and animal resources are addressed.

CAIA will participate on a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee that will guide the development of the strategy. The committee will monitor the work of four working groups responsible for drafting the strategy using the feedback from public engagement. It is intended that drafting will be complete by March 1.

In April, a month long consultation on the draft strategy will commence and in July, the strategy will be presented to FPT Ministers of Agriculture for endorsement.