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Oct 28th, 2020
Nicholas Bannon, a third year BA Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics...
Apr 21st, 2020
CJAE Special Issue on COVID-19 and the Canadian Agriculture and Food Sectors:...
Nov 23rd, 2020
This is the second half of Professor Mike von Massow's conversation with...
Nov 12th, 2020
Prof. Michael von Massow and his wife Sheryl Howe have generously donated to...
Nov 10th, 2020
In this episode, Mike has a conversation with Angela Straathof, a soil...

Meet Our Profs

Prof Alfons Weersink
Prof Alfons Weersink

Dr. Alfons Weersink is a professor in our Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. His research is focused on the effects of new technology and government policy on the decisions made by farmers and the resulting effect on agri-food markets and structure.

Meet Our Grad Students

Nathaniel Whittingham
Nathaniel Whittingham

Meet Nathaniel Whittingham, a master of science student in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph. His research focuses on the polarization of controversial topics such as genetically modified foods.


FARE Institute

Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy

The Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy is housed within the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics, OAC, University of Guelph. The Institute is also part of the larger Food Institute at the University of Guelph.

The mission of the institute is to provide independent, credible, and timely policy analysis with respect to socially significant food and agricultural issues.

Find a collection of working papers, white papers and a series of podcasts that have been made public to help educate individuals on important food and agricultural issues. Visit FARE Institute.

FARE Talk

FARE Talk Radio

An Early Assessment of COVID-19 and the Canadian Agriculture and Food Sector

Alan Ker discusses a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. The issue is titled, “COVID-19 and the Canadian Agriculture and Food Sectors: Thoughts from the Pandemic Onset”. Alan provides an overview of the articles published in the special issue and his own assessment of Canada’s food system during the onset of the pandemic. More

How Does Canada Put A Price On Carbon?

Kenneth Poon discusses a pressing policy issue with broad-reaching implications: how Canada puts a price on carbon. He outlines the current regulatory environment, industry and consumer impacts, the benefits and drawbacks of taxation vs. cap-and-trade, and Canada’s leadership role in global strategies for emissions reductions. More

Food Focus

Food Focus is intended to provide an opportunity for conversations and perspectives on issues of interest in the food system.

We will share weekly updates here on the FARE website but for full versions of our blog, podcast and trends reports please visit foodfocusguelph.ca.