Following a CAPI webinar on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, CAPI has released a new Research Report providing additional context and analysis on the state of global food supply and demand; the role that Ukraine and Russia play in supplying food, livestock feed, and fertilizer around the world; insight into the role Canada can play […]
In this new Perspective Report experts Al Mussell, Ted Bilyea, and Douglas Hedley outline how Canada’s domestic policy solutions could address the changing global reality. Canada’s agri-food system operates in an evolving, global context and it needs to muster what’s needed in order to quickly brace for change. Canada’s agri-food system is global, with Canada […]
CAPI commissioned Christine Tacon, UK Groceries Code Adjudicator from 2013 to 2020, to offer her insights on competitiveness and supply-chain efficiency from her position not only as a regulator, but also from her previous experience running the largest farming business in the UK and having worked in marketing and sales for M&M Mars and Fonterra. […]
The relationship between Canada’s federal government, the provinces and territories are a central feature of the nation’s governance and its policymaking. Understanding the nature of this relationship is important. Characteristic of this complex relationship are the themes of shared responsibility, authority, funding requirements and much more. The following is an expert-driven discussion on the topic of […]
In appreciation of World Soil Day, CAPI asked two leading figures in soil health, the Honourable Senator Robert Black and CAPI Distinguished Fellow Dr. Susan Wood-Bohm, to share their expertise on the subject. The main points listed below are a mere snapshot of the complex considerations surrounding soil – a primer, if you will. We hope the following Quick Think Report will spur some serious reflection and […]
CAPI commissioned Al Mussell and Darryl Robinson to revisit the findings of the 2020 feasibility study on small scale meat processing plants as a means of mitigating risks to meat supplies in Canada in light of Covid-19 disruptions. The 2020 CAPI study was prepared by University of Alberta Professor James Rude. The study found that simply building more, smaller/regional meat processing plants; […]
Canada’s Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Governments are now negotiating the next agricultural policy framework, recently launching consultations with stakeholders in the agri-food sector. However, many involved in the current process may not be aware of the history and context that has led to the current approach and the benefits of a strong FPT accord on agriculture and […]
In early 2020, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) launched a research program under the theme Creating Prosperity from Chaos. Initially, the chaos referred to disruptions in global trade, the sustainability of agri-food systems, and food security. However, chaos took on a new meaning when the pandemic began, impacting the health and wellbeing of all […]
This is a narrative summary of the CAPI Presentation given at the Big Solutions Forum pre-Dialogue on May 11th and was the basis for discussions. It outlines in-depth CAPI’s conclusions and how we got there.
This provides an overview of the discussions amongst Canadian agri-food system leaders at the Big Solutions Forum Trusted Opinion Leaders pre-Dialogue.