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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Robert (Bob) Church, who passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. Bob Church served as a founding board member of CAPI alongside founding Chair Gaëtan Lussier and founding board member Ken Knox in 2004. After Dr. Church left serving as a board […]
In this opinion piece, published in the Hill Times on March 27, 2019, Dr. Don Buckingham, CAPI’s President and CEO talks about how the Canadian government has identified the agriculture and agri-food sector as an engine of growth, with some pretty ambitious targets over the next decade as noted in the 2017 federal government’s Advisory Council […]
CAPI’s “What We Heard” Report encapsulates views from stakeholders and issue experts during a series of workshops across Canada about a long-term sustainable vision for agriculture and agri-food growth. Growth for growth’s sake will not be enough but rather will require a perspective shaped or characterized by optimizing growth through enhancing natural capital and adopting innovation.
CAPI, along with many food and agriculture organizations like Food Secure Canada and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. has been actively in consultations with the Government of Canada developing a national food policy. This work looks at how the important question of ongoing governance of a national policy might be undertaken.
In a co-published report, CAPI and the Canada Institute of the Wilson Center explore a new approach to food safety cooperation in Canada and the United States. With NAFTA renegotiation talks in full swing, it is a critical time for a conversation on protecting and improving our shared food supply chain.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) held consultations on a food policy for Canada. CAPI was part of the working group on Food Policy Governance for their ‘What We Heard’ report.