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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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Speakers for the Spring Engagement Session announced

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 […]

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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 CEO presents at HoC Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

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 […]

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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 recognizes former chair Dr. Bryan Harvey on his recent Honorary Degree from the University of Saskatchewan

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 […]

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