CAPI recently identified four strategic areas of focus for prioritizing its policy research: enhancing natural capital, optimizing growth, facilitating trade, and securing public trust. It is in the context of facilitating trade that CAPI set out to learn more about the Chinese market, how it is evolving, and how Canadian agri-food exporters could expand trade […]
29.10.2018 · Ensuring Public Trust
In this paper, CAPI’s summer Masters intern explores the science behind producing in vitro meat and the possibility of adapting current Canadian regulations to address this emerging food technology.
12.10.2018 · Enhancing Natural Capital
In this paper, commissioned by CAPI, the author explains the role of biological carbon sequestration in agriculture in improving soil quality as well as in providing a solution to climate change through its impacts on net GHG emissions.
30.09.2018 · Enhancing Natural Capital
In this paper, commissioned by CAPI, the author discusses the importance of genomic technologies in livestock sector which can simultaneously bolster industry competitiveness by lowering input costs and by decreasing GHG emissions through their impacts on feed efficiency.
20.09.2018 · Enhancing Natural Capital
In this paper, commissioned by CAPI, the author begins to analyze the linkages between Canadian government support programs, namely Business Risk Management (BRM) program suite, and agricultural environmental performance and production neutrality of BRM programs.
28.06.2018 · Annual Report
This is an exciting time for Canadian agriculture and agri-food. CAPI contributes in a tangible way to the sector by convening dialogue, synthesizing relevant ideas and completing quality policy research to optimize growth of the agriculture and agri-food sector in Canada in four key areas: (1) enhancing natural capital; (2) optimizing growth; (3) facilitating trade; and (4) securing public trust.
26.06.2018 · Optimizing Growth
What became clear throughout the CAPI consultations across Canada was that while there was a general consensus that the sector has what it takes to achieve the Barton growth targets, it will need to do more to achieve “quality” growth. This will require maintaining Canada’s natural capital, enhancing Canadians’ health and well-being and preserving public trust more than ever before.
10.03.2018 · Optimizing Growth
At the Ottawa “Barton Forward” workshop in May 2018, CAPI CEO Don Buckingham set out the four looming challenges and opportunities in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector: maintaining natural capital; keeping foreign markets open; embracing innovation and “desilofying” federal and provincial policy initiatives affecting the agriculture and agri-food sector in Canada.
11.12.2017 · Optimizing Growth
Ted Bilyea, former Chair of the Board and now Special Advisor to CAPI presents a comprehensive view of the potential for future growth of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector in light of an increasing world population, world demand for specific food stuffs highlighting the competitive advantage Canada enjoys because of its resource base and agricultural practices.
01.09.2017 · Facilitating Trade
This piece presents new thinking on regulatory alignment in food safety for agriculture and agri-food stakeholders on the frontlines of Canada-US economic policy. Food safety is not just about consumer protection, it’s about enhancing the competitiveness of the Canada-US agri-food supply chain around the world by having an efficient but well-functioning and coordinated food safety regime.