March 14, 2022 | by Agri-food Innovation Council | News
The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) announced a portion of its speakers’ lineup for the May 2-3, 2022 Spring Engagement Session in Ottawa. “A number of great speakers and organizations have confirmed their presence to our Spring Engagement Session,” said AIC’s CEO, Serge Buy, “Most are confirmed and more are coming…”. The AIC’s Spring Engagement Session […]
February 16, 2022 | by Agri-food Innovation Council | News
Serge Buy, CEO of the Agri-Food Innovation Council, in collaboration with Board members, penned an op-ed on the need for a national agri-food research and innovation strategy. The op-ed was published in iPolitics, one of Canada’s most relevant online political news sites. You can read it here (subscription required).
February 16, 2022 | by Agri-food Innovation Council | News, Uncategorised
The Board of Directors of the Agri-Food Council met, discussed, and approved a revised position statement on collaborations and partnerships in agri-food research. The position statement outlines the importance of fostering collaboration and partnerships throughout the sector. Farmers, producers, entrepreneurs, researchers, governments and consumers are key to enable knowledge transfer and that will speed up […]
February 11, 2022 | by Agri-food Innovation Council | Uncategorised
A recent article on plant-based chicken quoted one of AIC’s reports on plant-based proteins. The article, available here, discussed the vegetarian options available when looking for chicken in Toronto.
February 10, 2022 | by Agri-food Innovation Council | News
The CEO of the Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC), presented at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on the issue of supply chains. In the past two years, Canada experienced serious supply chain issues that had a direct impact on consumers and therefore made the issue visible. However, supply chain issues pre-date […]
February 8, 2022 | by Agri-food Innovation Council | News
The Agri-Food Innovation Council submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food for their study of the agri-food supply chain issues. Read AIC’s brief here.
January 27, 2022 | by Agri-food Innovation Council | News
National Newswatch published an article on the Agri-Food Innovation Council’s call for the creation of a national strategy on research and innovation. Read the article here.
November 8, 2021 | by Agri-food Innovation Council | Uncategorised
AIC would like to congratulate former Chair of the Board, Dr. Wilfred Keller in receiving an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Saskatchewan. One of Canada’s most renowned crop development scientists, Dr. Keller has enjoyed a career spanning almost 50 years as a pioneering agriculture researcher and visionary leader. He will be honoured during a virtual convocation […]
September 10, 2021 | by Agri-food Innovation Council | Uncategorised
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. 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 […]
May 19, 2021 | by Agri-food Innovation Council | News
Dr. Bryan Harvey has recently received an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Saskatchewan. This prestigious award is granted to those who have made a significant contribution to their community and Dr. Harvey certainly has had an incredible career in Canadian agriculture. A world-renowned barley breeder, Dr. Harvey spent four decades contributing to […]