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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

Financial Contributors,
In-Kind Contributors and Partners

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  PROJECT 2: EXPLAINING THE TRADE DEFICIT

Drivers of Canadian Food Processing Competitiveness: Macro Factors and Micro Decisions

A variety of issues are often assumed to be the cause of the rising trade deficit in secondary processing. The George Morris Centre examines many of the well-identified drivers, provides a commentary on some lesser-known reasons for change, and reveals that the reasons for the trade deficit and determinants of competitiveness are complex.

FOOD and BEVERAGE PROCESSING TRADE BALANCE
Note: Chart represents primary and secondary food processing.
 
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