This is an exciting time for Canadian agriculture and agri-food. CAPI contributes in a tangible way to the sector by convening dialogue, synthesizing relevant ideas and completing quality policy research to optimize growth of the agriculture and agri-food sector in Canada in four key areas: (1) enhancing natural capital; (2) optimizing growth; (3) facilitating trade; and (4) securing public trust.
Prosperous Agriculture Sustainable Food Innovative Policy
CAPI leads, catalyzes and coordinates independent strategic and policy analysis on emerging agri-food issues, engages stakeholders in dialogue, and advances public policy.
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.
This project brings together a select number of doctoral students to address physical, scientific, legal and economic issues related to water use in Canadian agriculture. CAPI’s first working seminar to commence the project was held in June with presentations by Dr. Glenn Fox (economist), University of Guelph, Jamie Benidickson (lawyer), University of Ottawa and Elizabeth Pattey (scientist), Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. The doctoral fellows will continue their collaboration, under the guidance of CAPI, and produce original academic papers on various aspects of agriculture and water use in Canada.
ValueOur Champions Help Us Push The Boundaries
As an independent, non-partisan policy catalyst, CAPI brings insight, evidence and balance to emerging agri-food issues, but recognizes it can’t do it alone. CAPI acknowledges our champions who provide ideas and knowledge as well as logistical and financial support.
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