Opening channels of dialogue through research

16.08.2019 · Facilitating Trade

COMMUNIQUÉ (Ottawa and Chicago, August 16, 2019) For Immediate Release Canada’s CAPI and the Farm Foundation Convene “Dialogue on Trade and Sustainability of the North American Agriculture and Agri-food Sector” in Chicago, Illinois, on July 31, 2019 The July joint Farm Foundation-Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute Chicago Dialogue on Trade and Sustainability covered the challenges in […]

21.06.2019 · Ensuring Public Trust

Press release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OTTAWA, Ontario, June 21, 2019 – The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) supports the launch of the “Food Policy for Canada: Everyone at the Table,” especially the creation of a Food Policy Advisory Council, which will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to enhance the agriculture and agri-food dialogue […]

21.06.2019 · Ensuring Public Trust

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) held consultations on a food policy for Canada. CAPI was part of the working group on Food Policy Governance for their ‘What We Heard’ report.


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26.07.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital

This paper by Glenn Fox of the University of Guelph, commissioned by CAPI, was presented at CAPI’s “Optimizing Land Use for Sustainable Growth” dialogue in Guelph, Ontario on April 24, 2019.  Drawing on examples of environmental conflicts associated with agricultural production in Ontario, it outlines a framework for agricultural-environmental policy that integrates recent contributions to […]

25.06.2019 · Facilitating Trade

In light of the recent developments impacting trade in canola and other agricultural products between Canada and China, this paper provides a retrospective and systematic review of China’s agricultural policies to help understand the broader political and economic context behind this country’s decisions to block canola imports from Canada. The report begins by examining canola’s […]

20.06.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital

In this paper, one of the 2017-2019 doctoral fellows at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), explores the environmental and economic consequences of tile drainage systems in Canada as the demand for agricultural drainage has increased recently to tackle uncertainties in precipitation patterns that are anticipated under a changing climate.


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15.07.2019 · Optimizing Growth

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO) released its 19th report “Made in Canada: Growing Canada’s Value-Added Food Sector”. CAPI was one of the witnesses who provided expert information, and pleased that Senate of Canada is taking a keen interest in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food system.