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Strengthening the Agri-Food Sector Post-COVID-19

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) embarked on a project to identify key priorities for agri-food and innovation research post COVID-19.  This project is funded by the National Research Council (NRC).

It is crucial that the agri-food sector rebalance its priorities and making resilience as important to long-term grown as efficiency and productivity.

AIC recently published a report, Strengthening the Agri-Food Sector Post-COVID-19, that explores the opportunities for agri-food research in a post-COVID-19 world.  This includes:

  • Securing production, and distribution of goods by plugging the gaps in the value chain;
  • Fostering innovation to strengthen the capacity the respond to emergencies and disasters in a timely manner;
  • Rethinking organizational structures;
  • Accelerating the adoption of new technologies; and more.