Canada as an Agri-Food Powerhouse: Strengthening our Competitiveness and Leveraging our Potential

04/20/2017

Canada as an Agri-Food Powerhouse: Strengthening our Competitiveness and Leveraging our Potential

20/04/2017

Strengthening Canada’s competitiveness in global food production could drive economic growth for decades to come. Those within the food system have long recognized both the core strengths and untapped potential of the sector. But there is now increasing awareness outside of our food system of the tremendous opportunities presented by a burgeoning global population, a growing global middle class, and changing consumer trends such as increased demand for higher-value food, like proteins and functional foods that have health benefits beyond simple nutrition.

In March 2017, PPF and CAPI convened roundtables in Charlottetown, Montreal, Ottawa, Guelph, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver, and heard from more than 150 sector leaders and stakeholders. The resulting report outlines the key recommendations, compiled from coast to coast, which need to be taken to strengthen our competitiveness and leverage our potential in the Canadian agri-foods sector.

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