The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) has named four renowned agri-food experts as distinguished fellows.

Dr. Susan Wood-Bohm, Dr. Ellen Goddard, Ted Bilyea, and Nicholas Mesly will “contribute to a thriving and sustainable agri-food system through policy research in the critical areas of environmental sustainability, innovation and animal health, trade, and water,” says CAPI.

Tyler McCann, managing director of CAPI, says they are pleased to bring together such a rich and diverse group of leaders.

“As part of CAPI’s mandate to develop policy solutions, collaborate more and enhance dialogue, these Distinguished Fellows will use their expertise to develop solutions that turn the challenges the agri-food system faces today and tomorrow into opportunities,” McCann says in a press release.

The four experts will use their extensive experience to lead projects over the next year, building on CAPI’s interdisciplinary approach, leveraging data and insights from across the agri-food system, and translate it into actionable next steps, says CAPI.

“Policy research is essential to a better agri-food system, but it won’t drive our agri-food system forward if it sits on a shelf,” says McCann. “Our distinguished fellows will play a pivotal role in sharing their results across the agri-food system and beyond. It is only when we share our knowledge of the challenges of today and tomorrow, and our research-based solutions, that can we hope to achieve our shared vision of a thriving and sustainable agri-food system.”

Hear more about the distinguished fellows, from McCann, in this conversation with Shaun Haney:

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