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CAPI, along with many food and agriculture organizations like Food Secure Canada and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. has been actively in consultations with the Government of Canada developing a national food policy. This work looks at how the important question of ongoing governance of a national policy might be undertaken.
In a co-published report, CAPI and the Canada Institute of the Wilson Center explore a new approach to food safety cooperation in Canada and the United States. With NAFTA renegotiation talks in full swing, it is a critical time for a conversation on protecting and improving our shared food supply chain.
Domestic subsidies in many countries encourage production increases that result in considerable surpluses and lower prices on global markets, according to a new study released today by the CAPI. The study, entitled Understanding Agricultural Support, also found these production increases fuel highly unsustainable production practices and the misallocation of natural resources.
Ted Bilyea, former Chair of CAPI, explores the implications of the targets set for the agri-food industry by the Federal Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s Roundtable at annual meeting of the federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
With Canada surpassing its 150th anniversary, Canadian agriculture and agri-food are at a critical crossroads, with calls to increase quality production, contribute to a national food policy, and do both in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is poised to embark on a strategic plan to more fully contribute to the agri-food industry’s goal of becoming a world leader in sustainable food production and economic growth within a trusted food system.