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 […]

12.07.2022 · Zoom

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has created increased pressure on global food systems, limiting supply and driving up prices of many key foodstuffs. However, pressure on global food systems was already significant, driven by rising demand and production challenges around the world. This global challenge requires local solutions, with food producers being called on to […]

21.06.2022 · Zoom

Canada has two systems of meat inspection, consistent with agriculture as a matter of joint jurisdiction of provincial and federal governments. The two regulatory systems create distinct processing plant segments, and geographic fragmentation in meat marketing and trade across the country. However, FPT governments agree that competitiveness is key to promoting recovery, resilience, and growth […]

18.05.2022 · Zoom

The 2020-2022 CAPI Doctoral Fellows have completed the final report of their fellowship and will be presenting their findings on Wednesday May 18th 2022 from 12pm-1pm ET. We are excited to announce that The Honourable Senator Rob Black will moderate the webinar. The CAPI Doctoral Fellows, Lisa Ashton, Hannah Lieberman, Callum Morrison, and Marie-Élise Samson are a multidisciplinary group focused on integrating scientific […]

05.05.2022 · Zoom

The EFP program – a voluntary, educational tool for assessing environmental risk and facilitating knowledge sharing at the farm level- has been used across Canada since the mid-nineties. Now, in 2022, there is an opportunity to rethink the future of the EFP program. During this webinar, Dr. Bronwynne Wilton will share the results from the forthcoming policy […]

28.03.2022 · Zoom

Rail service is a critical link in Canada’s agri-food value chain. A brief work stoppage at one of Canada’s main railways highlighted one of the issues that can impact the reliability of that service. CAPI will host a virtual panel to explore the impact of service disruptions, the state of rail reliability, recourse mechanisms, and […]

09.03.2022 · Zoom

The impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine are being felt by Canadian and global agri-food systems. Volatility in domestic and international markets has increased. Disruptions to the already brittle supply chains will likely have long-lasting consequences. It is difficult for many Canadians to fathom the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine. The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute […]