BioDesign Consortia & the Development of the Canadian Bioeconomy StrategyShawni Beaulieu August 10, 2018
‘Introductory Consultation with the BioDesign Consortia and the Development of the Canadian Bioeconomy Strategy.’
This day will discuss the launch of the consultations of the AAFC-CAAP project to develop a national Bioeconomy strategy which will leverage industry, research and association stakeholders from the whole of the agri- business value chain to first develop a framework and then work with adjacent resource sectors to build a comprehensive national strategy.
This strategy will align with the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada (launched September 2017) and will leverage the foundational work already completed with the agricultural sector including the recently released CAPI report on Optimizing Growth in the Canadian Agri-Food Sector, the Barton report as well as AAFC Roundtable’s – Industrial Bioproducts Value Chain Roundtable (IBPVRT) reports.
The activities laid out in the project will help to address challenges identified in previous reports by building on gaps related to industrial agriculture as well as the opportunity to align with our growing international and domestic value chain market pull to accelerate Canada’s transition to a sustainable low-carbon society.