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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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


The Trade and Climate Change conference is a joint effort of the U.S.-based Farm Foundation and the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute to explore topics in the context of a global trading environment where climate change policies have become increasingly ambitious and diverse among international players. The conference will explore topics such as climate change policies […]


Join the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) at our upcoming Webinar Series More and Better with Less: Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture on March 2nd and 5th, 2021! CAPI is hosting a Webinar Series on the importance of sustainable intensification for global food security and for addressing climate change. In order to feed the world’s growing […]

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Food Law and Policy in Canada, the first of its kind in the Canadian context, includes chapters from leading experts in the various sub-fields of food law and policy in Canada. Chapter 4 was written by CAPI’s President and CEO, Dr. Don Buckingham.


The second edition of Agriculture Law in Canada is the only Canadian treatise on agricultural law offering comprehensive, national coverage of the legal issues facing this critical industry. Farming and its related industries have undergone many changes since the first edition was released in 1999. This new edition has been significantly updated to reflect the […]