Engaging Manitoba’s Agriculture Industry

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development recently hosted two engagement events, an online survey on Engage MB and a virtual Pre-Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Minister Industry meeting. The What We Heard Reports from both these events, The Next Policy Framework - Setting Our Priorities and the Ministerial Pre-Federal, Provincial and Territorial Meeting Industry Engagement are now available. The reports reflect the diversity of comments and feedback we have received.

At the upcoming September 2021 Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting the Next Policy Framework priorities will be finalized and Manitoba will sign the Guelph statement. Prior to this important meeting we want to ensure that you have an opportunity to review the what we heard reports and let us know if we missed anything.

We want to know additional ideas or considerations that we need to be aware of prior to Manitoba signing the Guelph statement.

What We Heard Report: The Next Policy Framework - Setting our Priorities

What We Heard Report: The Ministerial Pre-Federal, Provincial and Territorial Meeting Industry Engagement

This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact wendy.carnegie@gov.mb.ca.

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development recently hosted two engagement events, an online survey on Engage MB and a virtual Pre-Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Minister Industry meeting. The What We Heard Reports from both these events, The Next Policy Framework - Setting Our Priorities and the Ministerial Pre-Federal, Provincial and Territorial Meeting Industry Engagement are now available. The reports reflect the diversity of comments and feedback we have received.

At the upcoming September 2021 Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting the Next Policy Framework priorities will be finalized and Manitoba will sign the Guelph statement. Prior to this important meeting we want to ensure that you have an opportunity to review the what we heard reports and let us know if we missed anything.

We want to know additional ideas or considerations that we need to be aware of prior to Manitoba signing the Guelph statement.

What We Heard Report: The Next Policy Framework - Setting our Priorities

What We Heard Report: The Ministerial Pre-Federal, Provincial and Territorial Meeting Industry Engagement

This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact wendy.carnegie@gov.mb.ca.

  • Next Policy Framework – Setting Our Priorities

    NEW - What We Heard Report

    Building on previous engagements, we want to understand your thoughts on the priorities and future direction of Manitoba’s Agriculture and Agri-Food industry. This information will support preparation for the upcoming Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting where NPF priorities and the policy statement will be set.

    In previous engagements we have heard the importance of existing Ag Action MB priorities, including:

    • markets and trade
    • science, research and innovation
    • risk management
    • environmental sustainability and climate change
    • value-added agriculture and agri-food processing
    • public trust

    However, we must also reflect on connections between those and new and emerging priorities in the agri-food sector.

    We want to better understand:

    • Your experiences with the Ag Action Manitoba program
    • Your thoughts on existing Ag Action MB priority areas
    • Your thoughts on new and emerging issues and opportunities in the sector


    Survey responses were used to prepare a What We Heard Report detailing key takeaways.

  • July Pre-FPT Meeting

    by Site Admin,

    This engagement supported preparation for the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Agriculture meeting hosted on October 14-16, 2020. Discussion topics included post-COVID-19 resiliency, market opportunities, Business Risk Management, and the use of technology and innovation to advance the agriculture sector.

    There were four forum topics discussed:

    • Business Risk Management
    • Resiliency
    • Innovation and Technology
    • Market Opportunities

    This engagement complemented an in-person, week-long tour by the minister that included multiple stops in rural Manitoba in an open dialogue format.

    Responses from each forum discussion and in-person meeting were used to prepare a What We Heard Report detailing key takeaways in each area. The archived forum discussions are still available for review on EngageMB.
    What We Heard Report