Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting The Value of Farming Systems Research

June 28 2018

Presentations:

Considering Farm Systems – Dr. Rene Van Acker

2023 Looking Ahead Tim Nelson

From Tim Nelson’s Presentation:

Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables: Agri-Food – The Sectors Today and Opportunities for Tomorrow – Interim Report.  Working with leading Canadian innovators, Innovation, Science and Economic Development established the Economic Strategy Tables to identify growth opportunities in advanced manufacturing, agri-food, clean technology, digital industries, health/biosciences and clean resources.  The Economic Strategy Tables consider ongoing consultations and transparency as key components.  Comment information and questions can be found on the final page of the report.

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) set out to answer the question  “How do we realize Barton’s vision for Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector?”   CAPI Response

Released by the Federal Government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth. The council, led by Dominic Barton, set a target for Canada to export $75 billion in agri-food products by 2027. This would roughly double Canada’s export share in a decade and position Canada as the “trusted global leader in safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the 21st century.  Barton Report