The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) conducts and commissions important evidence-based policy research and analysis focusing on enhancing natural capital, optimizing growth, facilitating trade, and securing public trust. All publications, reports, presentations, research papers and studies can be found in resources under the explore tab. The entire collection of CAPI publications are listed below (for […]


What became clear throughout the CAPI consultations across Canada was that while there was a general consensus that the sector has what it takes to achieve the Barton growth targets, it will need to do more to achieve “quality” growth. This will require maintaining Canada’s natural capital, enhancing Canadians’ health and well-being and preserving public trust more than ever before.


At the Ottawa “Barton Forward” workshop in May 2018, CAPI CEO Don Buckingham set out the four looming challenges and opportunities in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector: maintaining natural capital; keeping foreign markets open; embracing innovation and “desilofying” federal and provincial policy initiatives affecting the agriculture and agri-food sector in Canada.


Ted Bilyea, former Chair of the Board and now Special Advisor to CAPI presents a comprehensive view of the potential for future growth of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector in light of an increasing world population, world demand for specific food stuffs highlighting the competitive advantage Canada enjoys because of its resource base and agricultural practices.