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AIC 2015 Conference Report

On July 12-14 researchers, academics, government and industry representatives, and other agricultural research stakeholders gathered in Ottawa to help shape a modern agricultural research policy for Canada. The conference report summarizes the workshop discussions that took place. AIC will circulate the draft policy in August 2015, with the final policy aimed for release in September. […]

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Research seeks to find adverse weather-tolerant plants

The Ontario Farmer – The University of Saskatchewan has received $37.2 million in funding from the federal government for research into new plant varieties that can cope with the erratic weather expected from climate change. University researchers in the Designing Crops for Global Food Security Initiative are aiming to use specific genes to create varieties of […]

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Balance needed in agri-food research in Canada

Agri research in Canada is hamstrung by a shortage of financial and human resources. The Manitoba Cooperator – The pursuit of basic science in agriculture and agri-food has been squeezed out of federal priorities in recent years, speakers told an Agriculture Institute of Canada conference. “Funding remains a challenge for us,” Robert Gordon, dean of the […]

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It’s time for policy direction in agricultural research

While the agricultural community is interested, engaged and eager to begin developing an agricultural research policy, we have observed that, to date, the politicians are absent from such discussions. The Hill Times – July 20, 2015 – Agriculture has, in the past few years, taken a back seat to other issues. Research and scientists rarely […]

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Agriculture researchers aim to put sector on election agenda

Canada needs a long-term research policy with stable funding for its agriculture sector – an issue that must be raised by politicians in the upcoming federal election campaign, scientists and policy advocates say. The pending national agriculture-based research strategy – which included consultations with 1,000 different stakeholders – comes as farm groups continue to push […]

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Media Release: Ag Research Policy Poised to Enhance Canada’s Prospects on International Scene

Ag Community Meets in Ottawa to Develop 21st Century Ag Research Policy July 14, 2015 – As the Agricultural Institute of Canada’s (AIC) National Policy Conference comes to a close, Canada’s top agricultural researchers and experts from a variety of sectors have identified clear directions for the future of agricultural research in Canada. “This is […]

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Ag research under the microscope

The Agricultural Institute of Canada looks at the implications of changing government support Source: Alex Binkley, ONTARIO FARMER Section: News Page: A23 The Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) is hosting its first national policy conference this summer to take a hard look at what’s happened to agriculture research in recent years and its future direction. […]

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AIC vows quick action on policy

AIC’s CEO Serge Buy gave an interview for The Western Producer about AIC 2015: Leading Innovation and Sustainability, our national policy conference taking place in Ottawa July 12-14.  Read the article here: AIC vows quick action on policy The Western Producer – June 18, 2015 – The Agricultural Institute of Canada wants to have a national […]

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Media Release: Agricultural Institute of Canada Recognizes National Public Service Week

Ottawa, ON – June 15, 2015 – As National Public Service Week is upon us, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) is pleased to recognize the hard work done by public servants to support agricultural research in Canada. Every day, Canada’s agricultural industry benefits from the work undertaken by the thousands of public servants, at […]

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PM Announces Public Service Changes

On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015, the Prime Minister’s office announced that Dr. Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister in charge of the Science and Techonology Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), was posted to Environment Canada as the Associate Deputy Minister. We were later informed that Dr. Gilles Saindon takes over as the Interim Assistant […]

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