OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 13, 2015) – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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The latest data shows that the agriculture and agri-food sector continues to generate significant economic benefits for Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) today released the annual Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System. The report provides historical data up to 2013, and demonstrates the sector’s continued strong contribution to the Canadian economy.
Following the study of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, this year’s report also features a special section on Food Loss and Waste at all stages of the agri-food system.
“More than ever, the world is looking to Canada for its high-quality agricultural products. By continuing to support innovation and science-based trade while opening doors to new markets, we will ensure that the agriculture and food industry is well-placed to take full advantage of new economic opportunities.”
• An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2015
• 2015 Canadian Agricultural Outlook
• The Farm Income, Financial Conditions and Government Assistance Databook, 2014
• Economic Publications
The Canadian agriculture and agri-food system is a complex and integrated supply chain that includes input and service suppliers, primary producers, food and beverage processors, food retailers and wholesalers and foodservice providers.
An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2015 is a multi-purpose reference document that presents the agriculture and agri-food system in the context of the Canadian economy and international markets. It provides a snapshot of the composition and performance of the agriculture and agri-food system as it evolves in response to challenges, opportunities and market developments.
AAFC also recently released the 2015 Canadian Agricultural Outlook, which is now supported by two additional documents. The Farm Income, Financial Conditions and Government Assistance Data Book, 2014, released today, provide easy access to key economic and financial indicators for the farm sector and information on government assistance to the agriculture and agri-food industry. And the Technical Addendum: Medium Term Data Tables for the Canadian Agricultural Outlook provides additional data in relation to the Canadian Agricultural Outlook, covering 2014 – 2024.
Together, these reports provide a comprehensive historical profile of the sector, as well as a financial and market outlook for producers, industry and stakeholders, and governments as they plan for the years ahead.
Jeff EnglishDirector of CommunicationsOffice of the Honourable Gerry Ritz613-773-1059
Created April 15, 2015 | Category: Business