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Stakeholders to gather to help develop recommendations for agricultural research dissemination policy framework

In July 2015, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) brought together agricultural stakeholders from the public and private sectors, as well as academic, government and industry representatives to help develop a national agricultural research policy for the 21st century.  Conference participants also came to broad consensus on the need for a national agricultural research policy […]

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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 looks to add clout to new research policy

The group is hopeful that a Liberal promise to boost research spending will become reality. By Alex Binkley, Ontario Farmer The Agricultural Institute of Canada is looking for 100 organizations to support its new research policy before it presents it to the federal and provincial governments, says CEO Serge Buy. “We’ve already lined up a […]

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AIC is excited to announce some of the speakers you will hear from at AIC 2016: Disseminating Agricultural Research

AIC 2016 brings together agricultural research stakeholders from across the Canadian agriculture sector and promises to stimulate lively debate on topics ranging from intellectual property protection, to modern research extension strategies, and maximizing technology transfer to industry stakeholders. Some speaker highlights include: Joining the panel to discuss dissemination strategies and policies are: Drew Black, Director of […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – The December Issue

  Check out this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest HERE! Opportunities and Upcoming Events: ODI Fellowship Scheme – The Overseas Development Institute [ODI] Fellowship Scheme is open to economists and statisticians of any nationality with a specialty in agricultural, environmental, international, health or development economics. This Month’s News: NSERC Council of Chairs for Women in Science […]

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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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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – The November Issue

Check out this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest HERE! Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Share your views on the Advancement of Women in Agriculture – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has launched a survey as part of a three-year project focused on Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture. Senior Policy Expert on Gender and […]

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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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