CAPI Dialogue Barton Forward: Optimizing Growth While Enhancing Natural Capital: CAPI regional workshop in Guelph ON March 21, 2018
The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) held a Workshop on “Barton Forward: Optimizing Growth While Enhancing Natural Capital” on March 21, 2018 in Guelph, Ontario, partnering with the Arrell Food Institute. This was the second of three regional workshops that CAPI held in various regions in Canada, to initiate critical conversations with participation of producers, industry representatives, academics, governments, and other interested groups. The focus of workshops was on the implications of the growth targets set for the agri-food sector on Canada’s natural capital and other domestic policy objectives, and on the role of innovation in securing growth that is compatible with sustainability objective and in building public trust. The goal was to develop a better understanding of growth potential across various agri-food value chains and opportunities in achieving this potential, as well as a dialogue on obstacles on future growth.