AIC calls for the creation of a national strategy on research and innovation in the agri-food sector
On September 10, 2021, AIC called for a need for a national strategy on research and innovation in the agri-food sector – see that statement below.
As we continue our efforts on promoting this need, starting November 12, 2021 on a weekly basis, we will add the names of organizations that have authorized us to list them as supporting the creation of a national strategy on agri-food research and innovation.
Agri-food in Canada has strong innovative potential and is the key driver of economic growth. It is one of Canada’s best performing sectors. In order for Canada’s agri-food sector to continue to meet the world market’s growing demand, innovation must be supported through science-based policy work and needs-specific funding.
AIC believes a national strategy would provide direction, enable increased collaboration and target and streamline efforts to achieve real objectives within set timelines. A national strategy would bring together key support from across the government, private sector and academia.
With limited resources, we must revive the conversation around the importance of the agri-food sector, innovation and research. The need for a national strategy should be a key priority for our sector.