The Agri-Innovators Committee (AIC) was created to provide expert advice to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food on how to advance innovation in the sector for increased profitability and competitiveness. Its work was complementary to the renewed focus of Growing Forward 2 on innovation. The AIC was announced on September 14, 2012 and held its inaugural meeting in November 2012.
Committee members consisted of representatives from an array of agriculture and agri-food sectors from across Canada. The AIC drew upon a broad range of expertise and skills to facilitate greater government-industry-academia collaboration.
For more information about the committee, please see their terms of reference.
The Committee looked at impediments to the advancement of innovation and recommends concerted action in four key areas: regulatory reform, investment climate, public-private collaboration and entrepreneurial culture. Their final report was presented to federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Agriculture at their annual meeting in July 2014. The report outlines recommendations to help the sector realize its full growth potential by maximizing its innovation capacity along the entire value chain.
A final report summary is available. To get an electronic copy of the full report, please contact:
Departmental Publications Service
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