Canada’s National Index on Agri-Food Performance

Centre for Agri-Food Benchmarking
A growing coalition of private-public partners are working pre-competitively to present an integrated picture of sustainability for Canada’s agri-food sector from food production to retail — and improve upon it.

Working with coalition partners to advance this work, the Centre for Agri-Food Benchmarking intends to be recognized as the authority for benchmarking Canada’s agri-food sustainability outcomes.
What's new (2024)?What are the 2023 pilot’s results?What do selected results mean?What was achieved in 2022–2023?What are partners doing with the Index?


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Alberta Agriculture & Irrigation
Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Saskatchewan
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Québec)

Ex-officio Partners

Investor acknowledgements

For Phase 4 (June 2023 to March 2027).

AgriAssurance Program – National Industry Association Component

For Phase 3 (May 2022 to May 2023).

Protein Industries Canada’s Capacity Building Program for Phase 2C (Oct 2021–May 2022).

All partners have contributed financial and/or in-kind support for the National Index initiative across each phase of work since 2020.

Interested in learning more or becoming a partner?

“The National Index on Agri-Food Performance, and the broad coalition of partners it has mobilized, presents a unique opportunity to engage the entire value chain in telling a data-driven sustainability story around Canadian agriculture and food production.
By supporting benchmarking and contributing to enhanced data collection, this holds the potential to both distill and support Canadian agriculture’s comparative advantages in domestic and
international markets.”

Keith Currie
President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture

“Canadian food production remains strong from an environmental perspective but successes must be measured and shown effective for us to effectively compete on a world stage. Combining these environmental efforts with steps to develop and diversify markets, investing in innovation and developing a modern regulatory and infrastructure network are critical to Canada fully achieving its stated economic goals.”

Michael Graydon
CEO, Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada

“A national index will help Canada solidify its position as a global leader in sustainable agriculture across all commodities.”

Greg Northey
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Pulse Canada

“Loblaw is committed to reducing its environmental impact and helping to build a resilient food sector. Through continuous improvements, setting measurable targets and investing in our communities, we strive to embed accountability and best practices across our company, brands and through our supply chains. We believe that a national benchmark for agri-food sustainability in Canada will help advance these efforts and continue to build trust in our food systems both locally and globally.”

Jennifer Lambert
Sr. Manager, Sustainability, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
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