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2022 saw agriculture and food dominate the headlines in ways not seen in recent history. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, food inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain disruptions and the federal fertilizer emission reduction target have all impacted agriculture and food policy in Canada.  While it was a year full of disruption, it is unclear […]


Prices are important signals for allocating resources efficiently. In agriculture, externalities arising from production, such as air and water pollution, or positive Ecological Goods and Services (EG&S), such as biodiversity, are not priced through the marketplace and hence are either overproduced (externalities) or underproduced (EG&S), since farmers’ production decisions will not account for these external […]


Building on two very successful previous Fellowship Programs, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is pleased to announce it will be conducting its third Doctoral Fellowship Program. RBC Tech for Nature through RBC Foundation funds the 2022-2024 Doctoral Fellows program, which supports a transdisciplinary research network of doctoral students. This cohort’s research focus will be […]


Statistics Canada recently released the results of its highly anticipated Census of Agriculture which provides a snapshot of Canadian agriculture in 2021. This snapshot serves as an important benchmark for key indicators of the Canadian agriculture sector in 2021, updating our understanding of the number, regional distribution and other characteristics of farms and farm operators […]


Food processing adds value to Canada’s agriculture and food system, but has struggled to maximize its economic, environmental, and social contribution. Most food processors are “small” and enabling and facilitating their start-up and scale-up is one opportunity to increase agriculture and food’s value, resiliency, and regional impact. Entrepreneurs are the driving force behind increasing that impact, […]

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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 […]