Agri-Food and Rural Policy Research Theme

Ontario's agri-food sector is a significant contributor to regional economies and to the province. A key policy concern for OMAFRA is how to facilitate the sustainable development and long-term success of this sector while ensuring that the public interest is served. Similarly, understanding the growth and sustainability of regional and rural economies, including being able to measure their performance, is important to achieving the ministry's rural mandate.

Research projects in the Agri-Food and Rural Policy theme usually produce one or two deliverables:
  • Assess new policy ideas via analysis of data or behaviour in other jurisdictions;
  • Identify policy options available to address a policy question and/or identify consequences of a new or hypothesized policy

To learn more about current funding priorities for this theme, click here.

Research Program Director


Agri-Food and Rural Policy

Dr. Glenn Fox

Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics

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