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In early 2020, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) launched a research program under the theme Creating Prosperity from Chaos. Initially, the chaos referred to disruptions in global trade, the sustainability of agri-food systems, and food security. However, chaos took on a new meaning when the pandemic began, impacting the health and wellbeing of all […]


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 […]

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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 […]