Can technology help Canada feed the world while reducing emissions?
On November 21 we held a panel discussion on the future of agriculture in Canada. Panelists Katherine MacDonald (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), Tyler McCann (Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute), Lenore Newman (University of the Fraser Valley), and Peter W. B. Phillips (University of Saskatchewan) explored the potential for digital technologies to help address policy objectives relating to agriculture, including global food security and greenhouse gas emission reductions.
The panel, moderated by IRPP President and CEO Jennifer Ditchburn, was held in-person in Ottawa, at the Central Experimental Farm.
The event is the first in a three-part IRPP lecture and research publication series, Imagining a Better Digital Future for Canada, sponsored by TELUS. A supporting policy paper by University of Saskatchewan Economist and Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, Peter W. B. Phillips, was published in advance of the event.