WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON NOW
BARTON REPORT AND OPTIMIZING AGRI-FOOD GROWTH
The Advisory Council on Economic Growth Report (Barton Report) in 2017 identified agri-food exports as an engine for economic growth in Canada. Where will that growth come from and is it sustainable? In response to these questions, CAPI partnered with Ag-West Bio to organize a regional workshop to initiate critical conversations with the participation of producers, representatives from industry and governments, and other interested groups.
With NAFTA renegotiation talks in full swing, it is a critical time for a conversation on protecting and improving our shared food supply chain. CAPI and the Canada Institute of the Wilson Center (Washington, D.C.) know the importance of good debate and a robust marketplace for ideas. This short piece, written by Rory McAlpine and Mike Robach, encourages just such debate.
Subsidies in many countries encourage production increases that result in considerable surpluses and lower prices, according to a new CAPI study. Those productions increase fuel unsustainable production practices and the misallocation of natural resources.