Yukon agriculture celebrates one year of the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership

This is a joint news release between the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon.

The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) provides $9.25 million in support towards Yukon’s agriculture and agri-food sector development over five years (2023–28). Sustainable CAP focuses on five key areas:

  • Building sector capacity, growth and competitiveness.
  • Climate change and environment.
  • Science, research and innovation.
  • Market development and trade.
  • Resiliency and public trust.

The Sustainable CAP is an investment in the Yukon’s agriculture industry to support farmers and increase capacity for local food production. Since its April 2023 launch, the program has approved over $1.4 million in funding for over 60 local projects. The program supports a broad range of initiatives, including development of farm business plans, research projects, development of farm infrastructure and purchase of equipment, farmers markets, farm internships and training and on-farm practices to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Applications for the 2024–25 year are currently being accepted on a monthly intake.

Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership is helping our local Yukon producers strengthen agriculture in the north. With the support of this program, we are building environmental resilience, improving farm energy efficiency and fighting climate change.

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources John Streicker  

The Sustainable CAP supports vitally important agricultural programs and services that are tailored to meet different regional needs. The ongoing investments that are made possible by this agreement are helping producers and processors in the Yukon seize opportunities to innovate, expand, and strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of the sector in the north.

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food for the Government of Canada Lawrence MacAulay

Quick facts 
  • The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3.5-billion investment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector.

  • This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and a $2.5 billion commitment that is cost-shared 60 per cent federally and 40 per cent provincially-territorially for programs that are designed and delivered by provinces and territories.

  • Yukon’s Sustainable CAP provides a broad range of support to agriculture and agri-food activities that reflect the Yukon context.

Media contact 

Laura Seeley
Cabinet Communications


Kate Erwin
Energy, Mines and Resources 


Francis Chechile
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food


Media Relations 
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 
Ottawa, Ontario 

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