Reports and Publications

Impact Studies

Two impact studies on the Partnership have been published within the past seven years.

The 2012 report addressed three areas for the fiscal period May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2013: facilitative impacts, attributable impacts, and qualitative impacts and benefits. A key finding was that OMAFRA funding is foundational to the Partnership Agreement and provides the University of Guelph a critical mass of experienced, multidisciplinary and internationally recognized research personnel and leading-edge infrastructure that has been successfully leveraged to obtain additional research contributions from the private sector and other public sector organizations.

In the 2007 report, the study focused on the formal ten-year funding relationship entered into in 1997. The conclusion noted the agreement had made significant contributions to the province in these four manners: economically, where it had an economic impact in excess of $1.1 billion; with non-economic contributions, through significant impact on the quality of life for the population of Ontario; for the creation of an economic cluster, for example, the Agri-food cluster in Guelph; and environmentally, for example, through development of the Environmental Farm Plan and Best Management Practices which assisted Ontario's farmers in addressing environmental issues.

To view the reports in their entirety, click on the reports' titles below to open the pdf files.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs/University of Guelph Partnership Agreement
- Economic Impact Study
Date Published: December 10, 2012
Published by: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

University of Guelph/OMAFRA Impact Study
Date Published: December 14, 2007
Published by: Deloitte and Touche LLP

 Annual Reports

To learn more about the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership, please view our annual reports:














Program Reviews

Program reviews are performed for each program to highlight achievements and to develop new goals.

Sustainable Rural Communities Program Review (1998-2008)

Resources Management and Environment Program (2003-2007)

Resources Management and Environmental Program Past Accomplishments (1999-2003)