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The Foundational Element of Good Food: Sustainable Food Systems from A to Z, where T stands for Trust

In September 2021, the UN Food Systems Summit was held as one of the building blocks on our way to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The main idea of this Summit was that we all must work together–farmers and scientists,..

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Carbon Footprints on the Sands of Time: The Role of the Agri-Food Industry

 

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Top Current Trends in Consumer Behaviour and Why Agri-food Professionals Should Care about Consumer Trust

Long lockdowns, strict social distancing rules, and almost no entertainment outside your own house made 2020 a year of reflection for millions of people around the world. As a result, health and wellness, mindfulness and self-consciousness became..

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Why We Need Sustainable National and Global Food Value Chains - How Do We Build Them

Over the last ten years, the concept of value chains has turned into a new paradigm of delivering valuable products to markets and giving back to the economies, societies, and environment at the same time. Each industry has its own established..

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Why Food Systems Are Truly Transformative Only When Country-Driven

As the world’s population is expected to reach almost 10 billion by 2050, agricultural professionals all over the world know that a deep food system transformation is required on a global scale. However, while each country faces the same..

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Global Food Systems Transformation: Moving from “Why?” to “What?”

While the whole world is dreaming about travelling, let’s remember what is so fascinating about visiting other countries. You get a fantastic chance to explore new cultures, meet new people, and try new food. But after several days of trying and..

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What “Standardization” Means for Canadian Agri-food Industry

If there is one lesson we have learned advancing the interests of Sustainable Beef in Canada, it is the importance of standards to the future of Canadian agriculture and agritech solutions. Standards for the industry, its practices, data and..

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The Value of Benchmarking for Canadian Agri-Food Businesses: What is in It for You?

It’s fair to say that Canada has already achieved tangible sustainability-related results. For example, in 2020, an SDG Index tracking performance of the UN members on the 17 sustainability goals was published. Although Canada still faces..

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Discover Three Fundamental Needs to Benchmark Canada’s Sustainability Credentials

Setting such goals as reducing food waste, improving food security, and achieving net zero emissions motivated the global community to define the need to transform food production. Today, the global agri-food community is expected to play a more..

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The Latest Update on Building the National Index on Agri-Food Performance

 

On June 9th, a Press Release “Call-to-action to make a new sustainability index a reality for Canada’s agri-food sector” tied to the release of Business Case for establishing the National Index on Agri-Food Performance was published. Here are..

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