Value Chain Roundtables
The Value Chain Roundtables (VCRTs) were launched in 2003 as part of a shared vision between industry and government to enhance Canadian competitiveness and profitability. Roundtables bring together federal/provincial/territorial policy makers with industry leaders from across the value chain, including input suppliers, producers, processors, food service industries, retailers, traders and associations.
Learn more about each roundtable:
How Value Chain Roundtables work
The VCRTs are sector-specific groups jointly led by industry and government. Members include industry leaders and federal departments such as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Global Affairs Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Roundtables set their priorities, objectives, and long-term strategies based on research, analysis and a shared understanding of the marketplace.
A variety of priority areas have been addressed by the Value Chain Roundtables including:
- Food safety and quality
- Tracking and traceability
- Scientific research, innovation, and commercialization of new products
- Market access, market development and competitiveness
- Health and nutrition
- Environmental impact and sustainability
- Transportation infrastructure
- Labour access and retention
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