What We Heard: The Resilience of the Canadian Agri-Food Supply Chain: A CAPI Digital Dialogue
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 on the call, more than half represented various industry organizations, academics and non-profit organizations in the agri-food supply chain. This report summarizes what we heard at the dialogue. It presents the most pressing issues identified by participants arising from COVID-19 and suggestions for what is required to ensure the Canadian agri-food supply chain can become more resilient in the long term. It concludes with recommendations for how CAPI can play a role in informing longer term strategies and policies for making the sector more resilient in the future.