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News 2007-2010

2010

CAPI announces 2010-2011 awards program
OTTAWA, November 2, 2010 — The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), with the support of Farm Credit Canada (FCC), is pleased to announce that its 2010-11 graduate student awards program is now open to applicants.
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Report sets foundation for a new agricultural policy
OTTAWA, June 14, 2010 — The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) has released the report Challenging Our Past: Preparing for the Future; Ideas and Questions for Agriculture and Agri-Food Policies.
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Leaders Summit advances thinking on the need for an agri-food and health strategy for Canada
OTTAWA, March 5, 2010 — Canada needs to integrate health and agri-food policies, concluded the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) after hosting a Leaders Summit on Food for a Healthy and Prosperous Future in Montreal February 17-18, 2010. The Summit brought together over 60 leaders representing the agri-food and health sectors, non-government organizations, the research community and governments.
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2009

CAPI calls for formal link between health and agriculture policies
OTTAWA, November 17, 2009 — Federal, provincial and territorial governments should formally link the development of future health policy and agriculture policy in Canada, says the president of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI).
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New CAPI report links agriculture and health
OTTAWA, August 18, 2009 — A report commissioned by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), Building Convergence: Toward an Integrated Health and Agri-Food Strategy for Canada, makes the case for linking agriculture and health policy in Canada.
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CAPI launches new strategy to shape a national dialogue on agriculture issues
TRURO, N.S., July 20, 2009 — The Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute (CAPI) has announced a new strategy at its Annual General Meeting, held on July 15 in Truro, Nova Scotia.
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CAPI releases farm income report
OTTAWA, July 20, 2009 — Canadian farms could significantly benefit if primary producers were provided with more precise farm income information, says a new report by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI).
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CAPI releases regulatory reform discussion paper
OTTAWA, March 4, 2009 — Canada's agri-food sector will become more efficient and competitive if industry and government work in partnership to reform the regulations that affect agriculture, says a new discussion paper commissioned by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI).
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CAPI appoints new president and COO
OTTAWA, February 16, 2009 — On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), Chair Gaëtan Lussier is pleased to announce the appointment of David McInnes as President and Chief Operating Officer of CAPI, effective immediately.
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CAPI releases rural renaissance report
OTTAWA, February 3, 2009 — The federal and provincial governments must do more to support the economic diversification underway in Canada's rural areas, says a new report by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI).
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2008

CAPI working as a catalyst for change OTTAWA, July 17, 2008 — The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) has embarked on several projects to help Canada attain a competitive, sustainable and healthy agri-food sector. These projects are documented in CAPI's 2007-08 annual report, A catalyst for change.
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2007

Integrated health and agri-food strategy needed
OTTAWA, December 13, 2007 — The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is pleased to publish its report: Finding Common Ground: Food for a Healthy Population and a Healthy Agri-Food Sector.
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Benchmarking project to examine relationships between health and agriculture
OTTAWA, March 27, 2007 — A coalition of government, industry and not-for-profit organizations, led by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), is launching a major project to examine the relationships between population health and the agri-food sector.
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Report released: Moving forward on vision and action for Canadian agriculture
OTTAWA, February 19, 2007 — The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is releasing a report that calls for the repositioning of Canadian agri-food policies and the sectors such policies support.
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Minister Strahl announces support for independent policy research
WINNIPEG, January 23, 2007 — The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, today announced $15 million in support for the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI).
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Risk and Reward: Food Safety and NAFTA 2.0

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Understanding Agricultural Support (2017)
Summary Report

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Canada as an Agri-Food Powerhouse (2017)
Roundtable Synthesis

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Embrace or Reject It – the Implications of New Technology Adoption for Canada's Agri-Food Future (2017)
Synthesis Report of Workshop

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Synthesis Report of CAPI-AAFC Workshop on Strategies to Reduce Net GHG Emissions in Agriculture (2017)

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Synthesis Report of 3 Workshops (2016)

Organized by CAPI and the Agriculture Policy Research Community

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Achieving What's Possible for Canada's Agri-Food Sector (2016)
Final report on the Forum on Canada's Agri-food Future

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Competing in the World's No. 1 Emerging Market. (2015)
A report on a trade mission to China

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Taking the Sector from Trade Deficits to a Competitive Resurgence (2014)
Projects 7 and 8 of the Processed Food Sector Research Program
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Understanding the Processed Food Trade Balance (2013)
A CAPI Research Program report
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Municipal food policy entrepreneurs (2013)
by Rod MacRae and Kendal Donahue
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The State of Canada's Processed Food Sector:
Trade Balance
(2012)
Report prepared by Douglas Hedley, PhD, and CAPI
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Canada's Beef Food System:
A Roadmap for Dialogue on Strategy
(2012)
A CAPI report
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Canada's Agri-Food Destination:
Update
(2011)
A CAPI report
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Canada's Agri-Food Destination:
A New Strategic Approach
(2011)
Report prepared by CAPI
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Building Convergence:
Toward an Integrated Health and Agri-Food Strategy for Canada
(2009)
By The McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence for CAPI
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Adapting Agriculture to Climate Variability:
Executive Summary
(2010)
Conference summary by Gary Lemme, David McInnes, and Tony Szumigalski
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