11TH ANNUAL CANADIAN AGRI-FOOD POLICY CONFERENCE:
Policies for Surviving a Pandemic and Thriving in the Economic Recovery to Follow
Dates: January 18-22, 2021, 12:00-5pm EST each day
Theme: Policies for Surviving a Pandemic and Thriving in the Economic Recovery to Follow
Location: Virtual, through Zoom
Formats: Workshop; Interview, Debate, Presentation, Panel Discussion
There will be a post-conference Living Labs Workshop after the policy conference.
With the unprecedented times in which we find ourselves, the 2021 Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference will look quite different this year. While we would have loved to have seen everyone in person, we are pleased to still find a way to get together virtually to share knowledge and learn from one another, including engaging students through such events as the poster and policy brief writing competitions. We are learning as we go and trying new platforms that will allow for that all-important networking aspect of such an event and to provide the best experience possible.
We will also be making up for some of the things we missed this past summer when we had to cancel the CAES Annual Meeting. The policy conference will be a bit of a hybrid event; in addition to the usual policy sessions, it will include such things as the CAES Presidential Address and a few selected paper sessions with a policy twist.
We hope to see you all virtually as we discuss and debate the policy topics that are top of mind for our farmers, policy makers, academics and governments.
- A fireside chat with Chris Forbes, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- A Munk-style debate between Jayson Lusk and Mike von Massow regarding whether policies seeking to reduce food waste are an effective means of addressing food security
- A session dedicated to the impacts of Covid-19 on the Agriculture and Agri-Food System
- A student poster session and virtual networking event
- Selected paper sessions with policy discussions featuring: water, production economics, yield, development and livestock
- A workshop featuring Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Living Laboratories Initiative
Since it was first held in 2011, the Annual Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference (CAPC) has become a premier national policy outlook for the agri-food sector. Conference attendees and presenters consist of a blend of distinguished scholars and industry stakeholders with knowledge of critical issues and potential policy solutions facing the agri-food system in Canada today.
Conference Chair: Kara Beckles, CAES Past-President, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Logistics : Jennifer Vignola