The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute and Arrell Food Institute gathered evidence on what happened to the Canadian food system during the pandemic.
In an effort to understand better whether Canada’s meat packing industry would have been more or less resilient during COVID, if there were more, smaller, regionally dispersed meat packing plants across Canada, CAPI commissioned a study on “the Feasibility of Small Local Meat Packing Plants in Canada”, with some interesting results.
Launched in May 2020, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) and the Arrell Food Institute collaborated on the Growing Stronger initiative to determine how COVID has impacted the Canadian Food System and how we can build a more resilient system going forward. As part of this partnership CAPI hosted a small virtual dialogue titled “Green […]
Even prior to the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on global agri-food supply chains and trade flows in early 2020, the global trading environment had been shifting rapidly, with increased uncertainty, subsidies, protectionism, bilateralism, trade barriers, tariff wars and retaliation, while multilateralism has faltered. This underlines a disturbing drift from a rules-based trading system established by […]
Fiscal year 2019–2020 ended with us facing economic and social upheaval from the pandemic. While most pundits did not contemplate the massive challenges that COVID-19 would bring to the world, to Canada and to the agriculture and agri-food sector, CAPI, as a premiere policy research think-tank dedicated exclusively to Canadian agriculture and agri-food, has always […]
On April 3, 2020 CAPI organized a Digital Dialogue with supply chain participants to learn more about how the sector is faring in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the short term, as well as to identify key issues towards longer-term solutions for the future resilience of the sector. Of the approximately 40 individuals participating […]
A human disease crisis like COVID-19 impacts the health, movement and behavior of people. Contracting the disease as well as preventing the contraction of the disease changes the way we are all conducting our personal and professional lives. The COVID-19 crisis poses a specific set of risks for Canada. Identifying these risks is step one, […]
This is a summary of a larger study on Canadian food sector competitiveness that was undertaken by Shelley Thompson of SJT Solutions for CAPI updating previous analysis done by CAPI on the food processing sector’s competitiveness challenges, opportunities and trade deficit in the new world order.
In light of recent discussion and studies around agriculture’s role in climate change, the environment and natural capital, CAPI commissioned a study by a team of academics from the University of Saskatchewan and Guelph to develop a methodology and estimates of the impact agriculture is having on air and water quality, soil health, climate change […]
In this paper, the four 2017-2019 doctoral fellows at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) provide an interdisciplinary overview of wetland ecosystems in relation to agriculture, and demonstrate how these ecosystems can be an important asset for a more sustainable Canadian agriculture. The authors offer a set of recommendations for researchers, policy-makers, and farmers that […]