Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs that ensure that Canada’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector is environmentally sustainable, competitive, innovative and able to proactively manage risk.  The activities of the department extend through all phases of producing, processing and marketing of agriculture and agri-food products.  Specific to the barley malt industry, AAFC has responsibilities around the issues of food inspection and the overall grain handling systems and associated standards.

More than 4,000 AAFC employees, including nearly 600 scientists, work at the department’s headquarters in Ottawa and its 19 Research Centres and other sites located across the country.