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AIC calls for the creation of a national strategy on research and innovation in the agri-food sector

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 to continue to meet the world market’s growing demand, innovation must be supported through science-based policy work and needs-specific funding. AIC believes a national strategy would […]

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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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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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AIC Report: Investment Environment for Agri-Food Research and Innovation

In November and December 2020, the Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) hosted a series of virtual events where representatives from across the agri-food system examined the investment environment for agri-food research and innovation. Participants underscored that research and innovation in agri-food are key enablers of economic growth and create opportunities to fight against climate change, improve […]

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AIC announces date for annual general meeting

The Agri-Food Innovation Council will be holding its annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, March 16th 2021 at 1pm ET. There will be an election for three (3) Board of directors positions. A slate will be circulated by the Board thirty days in advance of the meeting. Interested members are invited to contact the CEO […]

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AIC presents to House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee

Today (February 2nd, 2021), the Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) was asked to present to the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee on the issue of processing capacity. AIC made four key recommendations in its presentation: That the government create a funding program to facilitate the adoption of automation technology for food manufacturers.  That the […]

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