Amid persistent climate perturbations, water quantity and quality will redefine agri-food production and trade. Meanwhile, the United Nations predict a global population of over 9.1 billion by 2050, requiring 70% more food production. Canada, the world’s 5th largest exporter of agricultural commodities, has access to upwards of 20% of the world’s surface freshwater supply and […]

27.03.2023 · Elora, Ontario

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and the Ontario Agriculture College are hosting a presentation and panel discussion on the important topic of the resiliency of Canada’s agri-food supply chain. Over the last several years supply chains have faced significant pressures from the pandemic, extreme weather, climate change and other disruptions. Taking a proactive approach, […]

24.01.2023 · Saskatoon, SK and Online

With the launch of the Federal Sustainable Agriculture Strategy, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and Ag-West Bio are bringing together leaders to discuss the role that innovation plays in improved sustainability in agriculture. Event recording Presentation slides

31.01.2023 · The Westin Ottawa, TwentyTwo

The world is changing and agriculture and food are on the front lines. A multilateral system under stress, increasing demand, pressures on production and more are colliding to tighten supplies, increase food insecurity, and challenge trade. As a top food-exporting nation, how Canada chooses to respond will define our place in the world. Canada has […]

07.12.2022 · Zoom

Who does what in agriculture is not always easy to understand based on official statistics. On November 23rd, Statistics Canada released a report exploring what the Census of Agriculture says about the role females play in agriculture and food, but the statistics only tell part of the story.  CAPI organized a webinar where we looked […]


2022 saw agriculture and food dominate the headlines in ways not seen in recent history. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, food inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain disruptions and the federal fertilizer emission reduction target have all impacted agriculture and food policy in Canada.  While it was a year full of disruption, it is unclear […]

28.10.2022 · Zoom

Prices are important signals for allocating resources efficiently. In agriculture, externalities arising from production, such as air and water pollution, or positive Ecological Goods and Services (EG&S), such as biodiversity, are not priced through the marketplace and hence are either overproduced (externalities) or underproduced (EG&S), since farmers’ production decisions will not account for these external […]

27.07.2022 · Zoom

Statistics Canada recently released the results of its highly anticipated Census of Agriculture which provides a snapshot of Canadian agriculture in 2021. This snapshot serves as an important benchmark for key indicators of the Canadian agriculture sector in 2021, updating our understanding of the number, regional distribution and other characteristics of farms and farm operators and the commodities they produce, as well as the technologies and practices they use.  

14.07.2022 · Zoom

Food processing adds value to Canada’s agriculture and food system, but has struggled to maximize it’s economic, environmental, and social contribution. Most food processors are “small” and enabling and facilitating their start-up and scale-up is one opportunity to increase agriculture and food’s value, resiliency, and regional impact. Entrepreneurs are the driving force behind increasing that […]