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This article, published in the High River Online on April 26, 2019, features CAPI turning 15 years old. CAPI brings people together from across agri-food supply chains, governments, and researchers to examine pressing issues facing Canadian agriculture and food. And we are 15 years old this year! CAPI would like to mark this special milestone […]
In this opinion piece, originally published in the Hill Times on March 27, 2019, Dr. Don Buckingham, CAPI’s President and CEO talks about how the Canadian government has identified the agriculture and agri-food sector as an engine of growth, with some pretty ambitious targets over the next decade as noted in the 2017 federal government’s Advisory […]
CAPI presented at the Farm Foundation Forum U.S. and Canadian Perspectives on Trans-Pacific Trade, on March 4, 2019 in Washington D.C. where the findings of two new studies of potential economic impacts of trade policies were discussed by Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) at Purdue University, […]
CAPI’s “What We Heard” Report encapsulates views from stakeholders and issue experts during a series of workshops across Canada about a long-term sustainable vision for agriculture and agri-food growth. Growth for growth’s sake will not be enough but rather will require a perspective shaped or characterized by optimizing growth through enhancing natural capital and adopting innovation.
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.
Great article via Le Bulletin des agriculteurs about discussions on the theme: “Feeding the planet in 2050” with a panel of experts from the Agri-Food sector moderated by CAPI CEO Don Buckingham at the International Economic Forum of the Americas – Conference of Montreal 2019.
Marcel Groleau, President of the UPA (Union des producteurs agricoles) was proud to announce earlier today that he met with United States Vice-President Mike Pence as he passed through Ottawa. The members of the NAFTA committee, such as Mr. Groleau, were invited to meet with the U.S. Vice-President during his visit to Canada.
Sustainability, best practices and processes should be verifiable. The word sustainability means something different to everyone, and this is somewhat problematic. Read more about this and what CAPI’s President and CEO Don Buckingham has to say in this article in the Western Producer written by Katelyn Duncan.
CAPI Board member Chantelle Donahue will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame (SAHF) this year! This is an exceptional achievement which underscores the very significant contributions Chantelle has and is making on the Canadian Agri-Food sector. All well deserved! Chantelle not only makes her mark in Saskatchewan but unquestionably inspires other agri-food leaders and next generation across Canada.
On September 30, 2018, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced the completion of negotiations toward a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Here’s what we’ve been reading.