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Supporting the National Agricultural Research Policy

The most important contributor to agricultural growth and productivity is the knowledge system underpinning agriculture in Canada. Following AIC’s national policy conference in July, we released a robust national policy on agricultural research – informed through online stakeholder consultations and input gathered in conference workshops. “If Canada is to regain its leadership in agricultural research, AIC’s […]

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Canada trailing in innovation

The Manitoba Co-operator – Governments and industry share responsibility to increase investment in innovation. Canada has fallen behind many of its global competitors when it comes to science-based innovation in its key economic sectors, says a federal advisory panel. The greatest failure has been “in private-sector investment in research and development,” said a new report […]

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AIC Consultation – calling all agresearch stakeholders to contribute input on important issues in agricultural research dissemination

AIC invites all stakeholders involved in, or who make use of agricultural research to contribute their input to the pre-conference consultation! Access the consultation here. In July 2015, agricultural researchers and stakeholders gathered in Ottawa to help develop a national agricultural research policy for the 21st century.  Broad consensus among participants identified building strong networks for research […]

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Registration is now open for AIC 2016 Disseminating Agricultural Research

AIC 2016 Disseminating Agricultural Research: Bridging the gap between idea and adoption is taking place April 13-14, 2016 at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel! In July 2015, agricultural stakeholders gathered in Ottawa to help develop a national agricultural research policy for the 21st century (read our conference report here).  Broad consensus among participants identified building strong networks […]

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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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