CAPI Dialogue Barton Forward: Optimizing Growth While Enhancing Natural Capital: CAPI National Conversation in Ottawa May 10, 2018
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 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.