Opportunities for the Canadian Agri-food Industry
July 17, 2012
With $113,520 in funding, Food and Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) undertook this project to conduct a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative study to assess the challenges in the Canadian agri-food value chain. The project's main objective was to develop recommendations based on the analysis for improvements to the Canadian system. FCPC completed 12 in-depth case studies and interviewed three companies with relevant experience within the Canadian regulatory environment in relation to launching innovation in the marketplace. A global best practice review, an economic cost of the current regulatory system, and a primary agriculture opportunity loss assessment were completed. A summary of the recommendations was developed. Key recommendations included re-writing legislation to incorporate clear objectives and suggesting changes to reform Canada’s food regulatory system. The report was distributed to public policy stakeholders and presented at a public forum in Ottawa.
Investment in this project was provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Adaptation Programming and administered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council.