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2020-21 Departmental Plan - Up-front multi-year funding

General information

Name of recipient The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
Start date December 14, 2006
End date March 31, 2022
Link to departmental result(s) Not applicable
Link to department’s Program Inventory Not applicable
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program The conditional grant for the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute encourages independent policy research benefitting the Canadian agricultural/agri-food sector. The grant will help ensure continued success in building an inclusive and forward-looking dialogue on the future of Canadian agriculture, and provide a stable and sustained forum to discuss issues of importance to the industry.
Total funding approved (dollars) $15,000,000
Total funding received (dollars) $15,000,000
Planned funding in 2020-21 (dollars) Not Applicable
Planned funding in 2021-22 (dollars) Not Applicable
Planned funding in 2022-23 (dollars) Not Applicable
Summary of recipient’s annual plans

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute is repositioning to be a driving force for dialogue and innovative research to inform future agriculture and agri-food policy decisions in Canada. The 2020-2023 fiscal years mark an important opportunity for the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute to map out its future.

Recognizing that today’s world is very different than the world the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute confronted when it was first formed, while looking to build the next generation of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, the Board of Directors and staff developed the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute’s renewed value proposition that guides our policy research activities.

Increasingly, the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute’s policy research must also respond to two critical, inter-related challenges that will move Canada towards a sustainable agri-food system for future generations: Canada in a changing, multi-polar world, and the ability of Canada and its agriculture and agri-food sector to successfully mitigate and adapt to climate change, in order to maintain its natural capital and continued ability to produce sustainably.

These two broad challenges make our work even more vital and present an opportunity for agriculture to become a truly strategic asset for Canada while maintaining and enhancing producer and processor livelihoods. The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute’s refined value proposition is expressed through eight key strategic priorities for 2020-2021:

  • Engagement with government on furthering Barton Report policy goals;
  • Industry-government dialogue on Trade and Disorder;
  • Major, multi-stakeholder Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute-led conference on the future of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector;
  • Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute analysis on gaps and opportunities in the food processing sector;
  • Leadership in tracking costs and benefits of environmental outcomes from the agri-food system;
  • More work understanding and engaging on agricultural contributions to greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Research and dialogue on soil and water; and
  • Economic Assessment on the effects of chronic wasting disease.

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute will continue to work tirelessly to broaden its influence, reach out to a more diverse array of partners, publish bold new research and dialogue to lead in defining Canada’s place in a multi-polar world, and in mitigation and adaptation to climate change, while remaining true to its core values, vision, and mission.

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