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        THE CAPI PROCESSED FOOD SECTOR RESEARCH PROGRAM

PHASE 1:
Diagnosis

1a. Diagnosing the trade deficit
1b. Reasons for the trade deficit
2. Explaining the trade deficit
3a. Food manufacturing performance
3b. Plant openings, closings & investments

PHASE 2:
Inspiring practices

4a. Case studies on success traits: Cross-case analysis
4b. Cross-case analysis
5. Consumers and markets
6a. Innovation insights: Capital Investment
6b. Innovation insights: Talent, skills, and people
6c. Innovation insights: Off-grade food

PHASE 3:
Competitive advantage

7. Conclusions
8. Implications for policy & strategy
  Food processing is one of the country's largest manufacturing sectors and an essential channel for Canadian agricultural products. Yet, the rising trade deficit is signaling deteriorating performance. CAPI has launched a research consortium to galvanize a new approach. CAPI is not only focused on the problems but how to move forward to address them. The research program has three phases:
1. Diagnosis
2. Inspiring practices
3. Competitive advantage

In short, we need to understand what is occurring in the processed food sector and how this matter also impacts producers, retailers, consumers and agri-food policy. Then, we're going to look for a way forward for Canada.

GDP in food manufacturing (blue) tops transportation equipment manufacturing (red) The processed food sector has become an important part of the Canadian economy But net trade in processed food has fallen to negative $6.8 billion Processed food is the only food group with a net trade deficit What's needed is a strategy to make the sector a world-leader #pm

 
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