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02.06.2021

The CAPI Connection is our monthly newsletter that will connect you with the work we are doing at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and the broader community driving agriculture policy. Click here for a text only version.

30.04.2021

The CAPI Connection is our monthly newsletter that will connect you with the work we are doing at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and the broader community driving agriculture policy.

30.03.2021

The CAPI Connection is our monthly newsletter that will connect you with the work we are doing at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and the broader community driving agriculture policy.

11.03.2021

It is vital to separate fact from fiction when it comes to climate change and the Canadian beef industry, said an expert. “Really, what we’re talking about here in most agricultural systems is trade-offs,” said Tim McAllister, principal research scientist for Agriculture Canada in Lethbridge. “There’s no one system that’s perfect.” However, he said Canada’s beef production system enjoys some of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per kilogram of beef in the world. He credited efficiencies created by the integrated nature of the industry’s forage and finishing feedlot systems. McAllister spoke at a recent online seminar on sustainable intensification in agriculture, hosted by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute.

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10.06.2021

Cover crops are often viewed with skepticism by Prairie farmers due to the limitations of the short growing seasons and the unpredictable weather. Increasingly early adopter farmers are adapting cover crops to Prairie cropping systems and environmental conditions. However, there remains a lack of information on how farmers in the Prairies are using cover crops, […]

10.06.2021

Scaling natural climate solutions in agriculture is increasingly being explored as an important pathway to achieve national net-zero targets. This report by 2020-2022 CAPI Doctoral Fellow Lisa Ashton provides an overview of the actors and governance mechanisms that influence the implementation of natural climate solutions in Canadian agriculture. A deeper understanding of the present situation […]

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08.06.2021

With the first year of the 2020-2022 CAPI Doctoral Fellowship Program coming to a close, our doctoral fellows have produced four impressive individual reports on soil health and Canadian agriculture: from cover cropping on the Prairies, to flooding in agricultural lands in Quebec, to soil conversation practices for long-term productivity and climate change mitigation, to […]

07.05.2021

How do we build a resilient, sustainable, and prosperous agri-food system for Canada? This question that was already before us will become more urgent and relevant in the post-COVID19 world. Join the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) as we harvest and synthesize research findings and draw from the learnings of this crisis to identify critical […]

23.04.2021

Join CAPI for a post-Budget panel discussion on the impacts it will have on Canada’s agri-food system! The last 12 months have been challenging for Canada. The pandemic, climate change, and trade disruptions all have had significant impacts on the food system. However, despite the considerable pressures, the system has proven to be incredibly resilient. […]

05.04.2021

David Blandford studied how trade can either facilitate or impede climate change mitigation and adaptation through the use of various border measures. While both Canada and the U.S have set ambitious targets for reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 through their Climate Plans, there are major differences in approach that may lead to different […]