CAPI Dialogue Barton Forward: Optimizing Growth While Enhancing Natural Capital: CAPI regional workshop in Saskatoon December 11, 2017
The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) held a Workshop on “Barton Forward: Optimizing Growth While Enhancing Natural Capital” on December 11, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, partnering with Ag-West Bio. This was the first 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 intent of the workshop was to discuss the growth potential across various agri-food value chains and opportunities in achieving this potential, as well as a dialogue on obstacles on future growth. The focus of the workshop 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.