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AIC Report: Investment Environment for Agri-Food Research and Innovation

In November and December 2020, the Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) hosted a series of virtual events where representatives from across the agri-food system examined the investment environment for agri-food research and innovation.

Participants underscored that research and innovation in agri-food are key enablers of economic growth and create opportunities to fight against climate change, improve nutritional security, and enhance sustainability.

Our 2020 Conference Report presents the findings and recommendations based on four key themes:

  1. What is the importance of investment in agri-food research and innovation and its return on investment?
  2. Is there an investment gap for agri-food research and innovation?
  3. How does venture capital and banking work and what do they look for?
  4. How can government investment and taxation create a better investment climate?