76 Results for 'Canada'

PL1.3_PR – DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED FOOD SYSTEM: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH

Abstract: Consumers worldwide have increasing expectations about the food they eat, how their food is produced and supplied and whether food is good for them. This is presenting new challenges and opportunities across the food system as many consumers are ...Read More

PL1.3_PR – DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED FOOD SYSTEM: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH

Abstract: There is no more powerful and self-sustaining economic force than a well-run, high-growth, for-profit business providing products that are essential and good for people and the planet. Building this type of businesses, however, is extremely difficult and requires extraordinary ...Read More

PL3.2_PR – AGRICULTURE’S LEAN-TECH REVOLUTION

Abstract: Agriculture is now part of a worldwide value chain and sustainable prosperity for the agricultural sector is under strain. As a director of the largest financial cooperative in Canada, Mr. Achard will delve into the new challenges faced by ...Read More

PL2.3_PR – CANADIAN AGRICULTURE: AN ECONOMIC FORCE; COOPERATIVES: AN INNOVATIVE BUSINESS MODEL

Abstract: Here and elsewhere, the relationship between producers and the rest of society has changed over the past 50 years: increased demand for healthy foods, clean agriculture, animal rights, the “no farms in my backyard” attitude, etc. In a nutshell, ...Read More

PL1.5_PR – THE SOCIAL LIFE AND PSYCHOLGICAL HEALTH OF PRODUCERS: CAN HAPPINESS BE FOUND ON THE FARM?

Abstract: The agri-food business environment is very promising. It offers opportunities for growth that make it the envy of other industries. However, competition is fierce and businesses that are active in this sector are destined for excellence. While consumer expectations ...Read More

PL1.2_PR – GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: NEW HORIZONS FOR AGRICULTURE & AGRI-FOOD

Abstract: Increasingly complex and diverse global consumer demands create a range of opportunities and challenges that producers must confront head on. How do shifting consumer demands, particularly an increasingly diverse understanding of what is healthy food, influence the on-farm experience ...Read More

PL1.1_PR – HEALTHY FOOD, FARMS, AND AGRICULTURE: A PRODUCER PERSPECTIVE

Abstract: Investment in the agribusiness sector is rising exponentially these days and so is the rate of what is called Agritech innovation. This is due to well-known drivers such as the projected increase in world food demand, widespread urbanisation, shifts ...Read More

PR – 2015, THE YEAR AGRITECH INNOVATION TAKES OFF!

Abstract: Agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions account for 31% of all emissions in Manitoba in 2012. With the rising trend in Canada (and in Manitoba) in these emissions, efforts are now aimed at finding ways to reduce them. Effort is ...Read More

PR – CREATING PROFITABILITY AND LOWERING GREENHOUSE GASES: A STUDY OF SELECTED MANITOBA COW-CALF FARMS

Abstract: This paper analyses current farmland prices in five US states and five Canadian provinces to assess whether and to what extent there are current price premiums for “irrational exuberance” and non-farm influences such as urbanization, hobby farms, commercial development ...Read More

PR – SUSTAINABLE LAND VALUES AND PRICE PREMIUMS FOR NORTH AMERICAN FARMLAND

Abstract: Previous research on agricultural innovation has focused on the role farm-level characteristics play in the rate of adoption. While existing studies have accounted for the effects of farm level characteristics such as gross sales and experience on adoption, recent ...Read More