AAFC and the agriculture industry are preparing for a new round of ‘Clusters’ through a Canadian Agricultural Partnership research funding model within the next national Agriculture Policy Framework (APF) which runs from 2023 to 2028. The next APF provides an opportunity to fill a gap in cross-commodity interactions with the environment, climate change and resiliency through a new Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster (ICAC).

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and other organizations, including many provincial commissions/associations, are participating in the development of an ICAC for submission to the next APF. The next APF is expected to be fully launched by April 1, 2023.