Climate change is one of the key issues facing the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector, with federal policies targeting a 30% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030. With growing world demand for agriculture and agri-food products, Canada has the opportunity to produce and export more. The challenge is however, how to do so sustainably, while […]
04.09.2019 · Enhancing Natural Capital
The key findings in this summary of CAPI’s Calgary and Guelph dialogues on “Optimizing Land Use for Sustainable Growth”, held in February and April 2019, were that agriculture can be a solution provider for climate change and for sustainability. In sum, CAPI was encouraged by the enthusiastic response from these dialogues and remains optimistic about […]
28.08.2019 · Annual Report
2018–2019 was an amazing year of growth for CAPI. Now in our 15th year, we continue to work diligently to conduct policy research and analysis on emerging agriculture and agri-food issues that are of critical importance to the future of Canada’s agri-food sector. With the guidance of our renewed strategic direction, CAPI saw an expansion […]
29.07.2019 · Ensuring Public Trust
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.