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 […]


Climate change is one of the key issues facing the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector, with federal policies targeting a 30% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030. With growing world demand for agriculture and agri-food products, Canada has the opportunity to produce and export more. The challenge is however, how to do so sustainably, while […]


This paper by Glenn Fox of the University of Guelph, commissioned by CAPI, was presented at CAPI’s “Optimizing Land Use for Sustainable Growth” dialogue in Guelph, Ontario on April 24, 2019.  Drawing on examples of environmental conflicts associated with agricultural production in Ontario, it outlines a framework for agricultural-environmental policy that integrates recent contributions to […]


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 […]


In this paper (in French only), one of the 2017-2019 doctoral fellows at the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), in the form of political-legal strategies, aims to bring together the governmental and non-governmental stakeholders involved at the level of a coherent territory to deal with the common problems that have been suffered and generated. Although […]