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Food and beverage processers will need to adopt new strategies for diversifying markets and production — BY DON BUCKINGHAM — Public policy matters because it can influence consumer behaviour, particularly at times like these— wash your hands, practice social distancing, limit activities to those with only a few people. Recently, we have witnessed behavioural changes […]


Undeniably, the current COVID-19 pandemic challenges the continuity and resiliency of Canada’s food supply chains. The Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute (CAPI), along with primary producers, processors, food transporters, food retailers and food service providers, is collaborating towards policies and best practice recommendations which will help buttress the sector, ensuring it is up to the challenge […]


Dr. Don Buckingham, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute’s (CAPI) President and CEO visited LVATV‘s new 2020 version studio to talk about CAPI’s agenda to address two major challenges facing Canadian agriculture: Canada in a multi-polar global context Mitigation and adaptation to climate change Don Buckingham also exchanged a great conversation with the Editor of the […]


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The COVID-19 pandemic being unprecedented, has caused significant economic hardship and death throughout the world. However, it has also helped identify the agri-food supply chain as an essential sector. And while the sector has risen to the task of supplying safe and healthy food to Canadians in the face of this pandemic, there have been […]


The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute is now accepting applications for the 2020-2022 CAPI Doctoral Fellowship. The CAPI Doctoral Fellows will consist of a small, dynamic, innovative and transdisciplinary research network specializing in sustainability, resilience, and soil in Canadian agriculture. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 29, 2020. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. […]


In this paper, one of the doctoral fellows 2017-2019 at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) explores the current and future risks to soil health and soil security through a case study of Northern Ontario. The author, Paul Benalcazar, PhD Candidate, Lakehead University, explores the regional, national and international dimensions of policy options to encourage […]


In this paper, one of the 2017-2019 doctoral fellows at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) explores the ways in which certain water management treatments affect the architecture of potato roots and tuber distributions and the consequences this has on potato harvests. This paper aims to benefit potato growers and serve as a guideline for […]