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Aug 10th, 2018
At the recently held Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)...
Aug 7th, 2018
The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society hosted its awards ceremony at their...
Jul 25th, 2018
A team of three University of Guelph (U of G) undergraduate students placed...
Jul 19th, 2018
Dr. Larry Martin, a past professor in the University of Guelph’s Department of...
Jun 29th, 2018
The Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced results of...

Meet Our Profs

John Cranfield
John Cranfield

Dr. John Cranfield is a Professor and the Chair of the FARE department. His research focuses on the economics of consumer behaviour and demand analysis at the individual, household and market level, innovation in the agri-food and biotechnology sectors, and economic history.

Meet Our Grad Students

Scott Biden
Scott Biden

Scott Biden explains his interest in the environmental benefits of genetically modified foods and how it led him to pursue his PhD in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics with a focus on international development at the University of Guelph.


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

The Economic Consequences of Farmland Policy on Farmland Values in Saskatchewan

Prof. Chad Lawley discusses his recent paper examining the consequences of the 2003 Farmland Security Act Amendment in Saskatchewan. He finds evidence that the amendment favourably increased farmland prices. Hence, previous restrictions disallowing a non-Saskatchewan resident from pursuing farmland depressed farmland values. More

The Future of Food

Dr. Jayson Lusk and Dr. Brady Deaton discuss his George Morris AgriFood Policy Lecture: "The Future of Food." Jayson points out that since the writings of Malthus, the food sector has been characterized by increases in productivity. He notes that this increase in productivity has allowed us to escape the Malthusian trap. More