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 […]


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 presentation, by Dr. Tom Hertel, Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University and Executive Director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis, helped set the stage for the CAPI “Dialogue on Trade and Sustainability of the North American Agriculture and Agri-food Sector”. His presentation presented insights from the recent literature and laid out a […]


This presentation, by CAPI Board Member Professor Richard Gray and former CAPI Special Advisor Ted Bilyea, helped set the stage for the CAPI “Dialogue on Trade and Sustainability of the North American Agriculture and Agri-food Sector”. It began by discussing how economics tell us how we normally gain from trade.  However, this is only if […]


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 […]


CAPI presented at the Farm Foundation Forum U.S. and Canadian Perspectives on Trans-Pacific Trade, on March 4, 2019 in Washington D.C. where the findings of two new studies of potential economic impacts of trade policies were discussed by Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) at Purdue University, […]