The Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) is a provincial government agency established to “be a catalyst in the development of a profitable and internationally competitive Alberta livestock and meat industry.” As a catalyst, ALMA provides ideas, information and investment opportunities to the industry and the Government of Alberta.
The agency develops policy that drives ALMA investment, directs ALMA strategies and influences public policy related to regulations, legislation, programs, and issues of importance to the livestock and meat sectors. As well, ALMA identifies solutions and engages the industry to foster collaboration and alignment between industry and government priorities.
ALMA’s programs stimulate innovation and encourage the adoption of best practices, develop new technologies and state-of-the-art processes. The agency’s priority areas are market access, streamlining the regulatory burden, synergistic growth, domestic positioning and information flow.
Operating as an agency provides ALMA with an important degree of autonomy from government, while ensuring fiscal accountability and commitment to industry priorities. Our Board of Directors ensures ALMA acts in the best interest of the livestock and meat industry, and advises the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on current and emerging issues and trends in the industry.