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Support the National Agricultural Research Policy for the 21st Century

The national agricultural research policy comes following a lengthy and broad consultation process that included working with members and stakeholders and a comprehensive conference that brought together governments, scientists, academics, producer groups and representatives from other organizations. The policy was released in September 2015.  We are now building a list of 100 organizations that support […]

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Investing in the past benefits future

The Western Producer – In times of budgetary constraints, governments look for savings that will not raise significant concerns or cause major problems. The victim is often the past because it is not seen as a front line issue. Two recent examples have raised concerns in the scientific community about how to deal with agricultural research. […]

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The next big step for the Agricultural Institute

The Ontario Farmer – While it took the Agricultural Institute of Canada two years to craft its national agriculture research policy, it now faces at least as daunting a challenge selling it to farm and food industry groups and governments. When asked for reaction to the policy after its release, the general reaction from farm groups […]

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Agriculture research needs to focus on future challenges

The institute said rising population, climate change and the need to find alternatives to fossil fuels are priorities. The Manitoba Cooperator – Canada needs a forward looking agriculture research policy to help feed a burgeoning global population, cope with climate change and develop alternatives to fossil fuels, says the Agriculture Institute of Canada. It has released […]

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Media Release: Ag Institute Outlines Steps to Advance Canada’s Agriculture and Contribute Globally

Ottawa, ON – Today, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) is releasing a far-reaching agricultural research policy that will have impact for all stakeholders involved in agriculture and related sectors. “If Canada is to regain its leadership in agricultural research, this is a good first step,” said Serge Buy, CEO of AIC. “The concrete steps outlined […]

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AIC offers national research strategy preview

The Ontario Farmer – AIC offers a preview of the national research strategy. The plan, put together after two years of consultrations, stresses a balance between applied and basic research. The Agricultural Institute of Canada has provided a preview of what will likely be in its national agriculture research policy that is to be released […]

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Where do we go from here? Shaping agriculture research policy

Real Agriculture’s Lyndsey Smith spoke with Serge Buy, AIC CEO, about the direction of the national policy conference, some of the summary highlights, and what the action items are to get the agricultural research policy in motion. Click here to listen to the interview.

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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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