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Ag researchers calling for ongoing research evolution

The new federal government’s been saying all the right things, but that hasn’t translated into a lot of concrete action yet. By Alex Binkley, The Manitoba Cooperator A new federal government with a new focus has agriculture researchers feeling more hopeful, but they’re still waiting for clear signs research spending will rise. Serge Buy, the […]

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Parties agree on Civic Hospital expansion consultations

Recent meeting brought together groups interested in seeing a more open and transparent process By Melissa Murray, Ottawa West News If the government doesn’t engage in public consultations about the proposed Ottawa Hospital Civic campus expansion, the Agricultural Institute of Canada might host them. Serge Buy, CEO of the Agricultural Institute of Canada, said the federal […]

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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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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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Balance needed in agri-food research in Canada

Agri research in Canada is hamstrung by a shortage of financial and human resources. The Manitoba Cooperator – The pursuit of basic science in agriculture and agri-food has been squeezed out of federal priorities in recent years, speakers told an Agriculture Institute of Canada conference. “Funding remains a challenge for us,” Robert Gordon, dean of the […]

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Agriculture researchers aim to put sector on election agenda

Canada needs a long-term research policy with stable funding for its agriculture sector – an issue that must be raised by politicians in the upcoming federal election campaign, scientists and policy advocates say. The pending national agriculture-based research strategy – which included consultations with 1,000 different stakeholders – comes as farm groups continue to push […]

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AIC vows quick action on policy

AIC’s CEO Serge Buy gave an interview for The Western Producer about AIC 2015: Leading Innovation and Sustainability, our national policy conference taking place in Ottawa July 12-14.  Read the article here: AIC vows quick action on policy The Western Producer – June 18, 2015 – The Agricultural Institute of Canada wants to have a national […]

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