Agrifood Resources during COVID-19


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Online Resources

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Industry questions and answers on food safety, food supply, financial support, temporary foreign workers and more, as well as related links here

AgSafe: Emergency planning resources here

  • Agricultural Site COVID-19 Prevention Procedures here
  • Enhanced Surface Cleaning and Disinfection here
  • Build Your Safety Program here

BC Agriculture Council: Information and resources

BC Centre for Disease Control (CDC): Farmers’ markets are not currently considered a high risk setting for transmission of COVID-19 here

BC Farmers Markets: BCAFM continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely and provide updates as they relate to farmers’ markets and their members here

  • Modifying Market Operations here

CanadaGAP: Impact of coronavirus on CanadaGAP (good agricultural practices) audits and food safety here

  • Food Safety impact here
  • Impact on supply of Food Safety-related item here
  • Guidance for Certified Bodies here

Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council: Information and tips on COVID-19

  • AgriHR Toolkit here
  • How do we Manage on the Farm here
  • Managing the Risk to the Work Environment here

Canadian Federation of Agriculture: CFA COVID-19 Resources here

  • Weekly Farm Survey (ending April 2) here

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): Industry information, prioritizing, food safety, and more here

  • CFIA information for industry here
  • Latest updates for CFIA employees here
  • CFIA information for consumers on food and animal health here

Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC): COVID-19 information centre here

  • CHC and partner-developed fact sheet here

Canadian Produce Marketing Association: CPMA’s updates and resources here

  • Info sheet for the produce sector here
  • Info sheet for consumers here

Farm Credit Canada: FCC’s response to COVID-19, including additional lending capacity here

  • Loan payment deferrals and products to assist with cash flow needs here
  • FCC lending capacity increases by $5B to alleviate industry financial pressure here

Farm Management Canada: Resources here

  • Update and Online Opportunities from Farm Management Canada here

Ministry of Agriculture


Announcements and News Releases

March 27Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19

March 27BC Farmers’ Markets Online opening soon

March 27Joint statement from Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, Canadian Coast Guard, Minister of Agriculture for BC on federal-provincial collaboration related to COVID-19 impacts

March 26Food and Agriculture Service Providers

March 23Prime Minister announces support for farmers and agri-food businesses under Canada’s response to COVID-19

March 23Farm Credit Canada’s response to COVID-19

March 23AgSafe Employer Protocol for Pandemic

March 20Canada provides update on exemptions to travel restrictions to protect Canadians and support the economy


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