WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON NOWMany ask "how can we feed 9 billion people by 2050?" Instead, we ask "how can we sustainably feed such a growing population (and improve nutrition) and derive economic advantage from doing so?"
Natural CapitalProducing more food without destroying ecosystems is a global challenge, but it is also national opportunity for Canada's agri-food sector. Our natural capital can be a competitive advantage, if valued and managed properly.
The Forum on Canada's Agri-Food FutureCAPI believes that "trust" is the defining issue facing all those involved in food production. Should Canada aim to become the most trusted food system in the world?
CURRENT RESEARCH AND DIALOGUES
Global agricultural subsidies Examining the perverse impact of subsidies on food production, the state of natural capital and the trade and competitiveness implications for Canada.
Innovation Aligning Canada's public S&T infrastructure around national objectives, and collaborating with industry, is a means to add greater value, achieve productivity gains and remain a reliable food supplier in the face of change.
Natural capital Properly valuing and managing natural capital requires good data and clear metrics.
Food Processing Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU), Oct. 5, 2016
Climate change Understanding the important role of the agri-food sector in the national climate change agenda, notably on carbon.
Food-health link Making the link between natural capital (i.e., soil) and improving nutritional quality of food and ingredients.
Social licence Rising expectations about food production is driving change across the food system, including how to retain consumers' trust and confidence. See CAPI Forum Report 2016 entitled Achieving What's Possible for Canada's Agri-Food Sector under PUBLICATIONS, and the "Social licence" link under ISSUES at left.
OTHER RECENT WORK