A new look for The CAPI Connection – Un nouveau look pour la Connexion ICPA The CAPI Connection is our monthly newsletter that will connect you with the work we are doing at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and the broader community driving agriculture policy. Read More
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.
Domestic subsidies in many countries encourage production increases that result in considerable surpluses and lower prices on global markets, according to a new study released today by the CAPI. The study, entitled Understanding Agricultural Support, also found these production increases fuel highly unsustainable production practices and the misallocation of natural resources.
Ted Bilyea, former Chair of CAPI, explores the implications of the targets set for the agri-food industry by the Federal Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s Roundtable at annual meeting of the federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
With Canada surpassing its 150th anniversary, Canadian agriculture and agri-food are at a critical crossroads, with calls to increase quality production, contribute to a national food policy, and do both in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is poised to embark on a strategic plan to more fully contribute to the agri-food industry’s goal of becoming a world leader in sustainable food production and economic growth within a trusted food system.