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AIC announces members of the Steering Committee for the Call for a National Strategy for Agri-Food Research and Innovation

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) is pleased to announce that members for the Steering Committee for a Call for a National Strategy for Agri-Food Research and Innovation have been selected. The members of the committee are representatives of a good portion of the agri-food sector.  More will be added soon. The fact that the members […]

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AIC Board adopts position statement on collaboration and partnerships

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 […]

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AIC’s work quoted in… Chatelaine!

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.

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Former AIC Chair, Dr. Wilfred Keller receives honorary Doctor of Science from USask

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 […]

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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. 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 […]

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AIC is pleased with the latest HoC Standing Committee on Ag and AgFood report

AIC is pleased that the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food report “Room to Grow: Strengthening Food Processing Capacity in Canada for Food Security and Exports” incorporates two recommendations that align well with the views we shared in our brief and testimony on February 2. From November 2020 to April 2021, the […]

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AIC to hold a webinar on agriculture and climate change on April 28

On April 28, AIC will hold its second webinar in a series of six dedicated to the future of agri-food research and innovation.  The event, Agriculture and Climate Change: International perspectives on the role of research to reduce the sector’s carbon footprint, will feature a distinguished panel of international experts: Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director for […]

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AIC Celebrates Canada’s Agriculture Day, Launches New Summit

AIC is delighted to join other organizations in celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day. Thank you to our producers from across the country for the safe and nutritious food you help produce every day. Thank you, also, to all of our researchers and innovators in the sector. From resilient crops to nutritious food, your impact is felt […]

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AIC recognizes global impact of Canadian agri-food research and innovation on pulses

February 10 – Today, the Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) joins Pulse Canada, Protein Industries Canada and others to celebrate UN World Pulses Day.  As demand for protein alternatives increases worldwide, Canadian agri-food researchers are at the forefront of researching and developing sustainable pulses with high nutritional values.  Protein Industries Canada, a member of AIC and one […]

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