06.12.2021

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 […]

27.07.2021

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 […]

29.06.2021

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 […]

24.06.2021

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) presents real risks to trade in agricultural products, for food security among Northern, remote, and First Nations communities and the future of all cervids including already threatened species such as the Boreal Caribou, not to mention the potential risks of human transmission.   CAPI has highlighted actions that should be seriously considered in […]

24.06.2021

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) presents real risks to trade in agricultural products, for food security among Northern, remote, and First Nations communities and the future of all cervids including already threatened species such as the Boreal Caribou, not to mention the potential risks of human transmission.   CAPI commissioned a study by University of Alberta economists, Dr. […]

10.06.2021

Adopting soil conservation practices in agriculture could help ensure the long-term productivity of our land and increase the resilience of our agricultural systems, while helping mitigate climate change by promoting soil carbon sequestration in soil. Is this a silver bullet, or are there any trade-offs between yield, soil health and carbon storage in soil? While […]

10.06.2021

Cover crops are often viewed with skepticism by Prairie farmers due to the limitations of the short growing seasons and the unpredictable weather. Increasingly early adopter farmers are adapting cover crops to Prairie cropping systems and environmental conditions. However, there remains a lack of information on how farmers in the Prairies are using cover crops, […]