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CAPI Dialogues

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Join the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) for a fulsome dialogue on some of the critical factors affecting investment in value-added and a sustainable agri-food system in Canada. We hope to identify strategies that will help the sector improve its future growth prospects while meeting sustainability and ESG criteria. Simultaneous interpretation will be available. Presented […]


On July 31, 2019, the joint Farm Foundation-Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute Chicago Dialogue on Trade and Sustainability covered the challenges in developing a greater understanding of how trade and sustainability are interconnected. The event brought together experts with diverse backgrounds from the educational, corporate, policy and grower segments of the food and agricultural sectors in […]


Way Forward for Sustained, Long-term Growth:  Optimizing Land Use At the end of 3 major dialogues in 2017 and 2018 held by CAPI to examine “Barton Forward: Optimizing Growth in the AgriFood Sector”, it became clear that growth for growth’s sake will not be enough but rather will require a perspective shaped or characterized by […]


The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) held a National Conversation on “Barton Forward: Optimizing Growth While Enhancing Natural Capital” on May 10, 2018 in Ottawa Ontario, partnering with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and the Food & Consumer Products of Canada. This was the third of three regional workshops that CAPI held in various regions in Canada, making it a National Conversation involving participants from government, producers, processors, academia, industry associations, and NGOs across Canada to discuss the growth potential alluded to in the Barton Report across various agri-food value chains as well as obstacles to future growth. This National Conversation highlighted government and private sector perspectives when balancing objectives relating to growth, natural capital, innovation and public trust. The outcomes of two CAPI regional workshops and this national conversation has been synthesized as this CAPI publication (link) and made available to the Economic Agri-food Table as a barometer of views on the potential for economic growth in Canada’s agri-food sector.

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The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is proud to be a sponsor at the 10th annual Canadian agri-food policy conference (CAPC). Since it was first held in 2011, the Annual Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference (CAPC) has become a premier national policy outlook for the agri-food sector. Conference attendees and presenters consist of a blend of […]


CAPI is proud to be a sponsor at the Agricultural Excellence Conference – Cultivating Resilience. Organized by Farm Management Canada, the Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx) welcomes anyone and everyone from farmers to advisors, academia, organizations, private industry, and government to join us in Fredericton to exchange expertise and insights to continue to position Canada’s farmers […]


CAPI is proud to be a sponsor at the 2019 Canadian Public Trust Summit, organised by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity and Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, a forum for building relationships and learning how to engage and build trust in our food system together. The Summit is an exciting and unique opportunity to […]


The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is proud to be a sponsor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law ‘s 4th annual food law and policy conference where participants will explore the complex issue of scale in all its dimensions. This year, the conference seeks to reflect critically on time, space and size, as […]