In this presentation by CAPI’s President and CEO Dr. Don Buckingham, made to the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s Committee on Lab Made Commodities meeting in Quebec City on July 15, 2019, Dr. Buckingham suggests that lab made meats still face significant technology and regulatory hurdles before they will make a substantial dent in conventional animal protein market.
26.07.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital
This paper by Glenn Fox of the University of Guelph, commissioned by CAPI, was presented at CAPI’s “Optimizing Land Use for Sustainable Growth” dialogue in Guelph, Ontario on April 24, 2019. Drawing on examples of environmental conflicts associated with agricultural production in Ontario, it outlines a framework for agricultural-environmental policy that integrates recent contributions to […]
25.06.2019 · Facilitating Trade
In light of the recent developments impacting trade in canola and other agricultural products between Canada and China, this paper provides a retrospective and systematic review of China’s agricultural policies to help understand the broader political and economic context behind this country’s decisions to block canola imports from Canada. The report begins by examining canola’s […]
20.06.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital
In this paper, one of the 2017-2019 doctoral fellows at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), explores the environmental and economic consequences of tile drainage systems in Canada as the demand for agricultural drainage has increased recently to tackle uncertainties in precipitation patterns that are anticipated under a changing climate.
14.06.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital
This Summary Report of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) Dialogue on “Optimizing Land Use for Sustainable Growth” held on April 24, 2019 in Guelph, Ontario, synthesizes the discussion that took place at this CAPI Dialogue. It is clear the sector is making progress in improving its environmental performance for future sustainability, but there are […]
11.06.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital
In this paper (in French only), one of the 2017-2019 doctoral fellows at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), in the form of political-legal strategies, aims to bring together the governmental and non-governmental stakeholders involved at the level of a coherent territory to deal with the common problems that have been suffered and generated. Although […]
10.06.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital
In this paper, CAPI’s Intern explores how India might look to Canada for guidance to develop policy options to encourage Indian beef producers. Better land management practices such as improved water management and rotational grazing would reduce India’s GHG emissions. Canada exemplifies success in mitigating GHG emissions and engagement for continual progress.
04.06.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital
In this paper, prepared for the Clean Economy Fund, the authors discuss two major challenges facing the world in the 21st century: climate change and food security. Agriculture sits at the centre of the proverbial “eye of the storm” due to its contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change, and the impact climate change will have on agriculture and future food production. The challenge remains whether agricultural production can grow enough to produce nutritious, affordable, and accessible food to meet the demands of an increasing global population, without degrading the environment or depleting the natural resource base or “natural capital”.
10.05.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital
This paper, commissioned by CAPI, examines environmental and water quality issues in Quebec and agricultural production generates negative externalities through its environmental impacts, which can have adverse effects on human health, on aquatic fauna and on the recreational potential of rivers and lakes.
24.04.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital
This presentation, by Alfons Weersink from the University of Guelph, was presented at CAPI’s Dialogue on “Optimizing Land Use for Sustainable Growth” on April 24, 2019 in Guelph ON. This event was the success it was because of the great speakers, discussants and actively engaged participants, including next gen’s, who contributed to this important CAPI conversation.