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OTTAWA, Ontario, October 2, 2020 – We’re happy to share more information about the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute’s ongoing renewal. Recently, we took the opportunity to review CAPI’s organizational structure, ensuring that it better supports our new mandate to be a more solutions-oriented organization. We also wanted to make the shift towards a “team management” […]


OTTAWA, Ontario, June 25, 2020 – The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Barnett, Julie Bissonnette, Rory McAlpine and Jason Skotheim to the Institute’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have four outstanding individuals join CAPI’s Board of Directors,” said Chantelle Donahue, Chair of the CAPI Board […]


The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Honorary Members, in honour of their outstanding contributions to the Canadian Agriculture Policy Institute. “We are so pleased to recognize these four organizations and one individual for their outstanding work in helping CAPI evolve into a leader in the development […]


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 […]


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Even prior to the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on global agri-food supply chains and trade flows in early 2020, the global trading environment had been shifting rapidly, with increased uncertainty, subsidies, protectionism, bilateralism, trade barriers, tariff wars and retaliation, while multilateralism has faltered. This underlines a disturbing drift from a rules-based trading system established by […]


Fiscal year 2019–2020 ended with us facing economic and social upheaval from the pandemic. While most pundits did not contemplate the massive challenges that COVID-19 would bring to the world, to Canada and to the agriculture and agri-food sector, CAPI, as a premiere policy research think-tank dedicated exclusively to Canadian agriculture and agri-food, has always […]


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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 […]