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We are pleased to announce that Dave Hope, assistant deputy minister of the Regulated Marketing Division, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, has been appointed as Senior Fellow of Agricultural Policy in OAC’s department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. Effective October 1, Dave will assume a variety of duties that will further enhance the relationship between agricultural economics research and policy initiatives for agriculture and rural initiatives in Ontario.
Alfons Weersink and Brady Deaton are speaking about "A worldwide food crisis not inevitable" in the Toronto star, August 27, 2008.

Letter to the editor

Sean Field

Dear Editor - In his Aug. 14 column "Fair-trade coffee far from a fair deal," Gene Callahan is right about a few things but rather sensationalist and off the mark on others.

He argues that fair trade is a poverty trap that lures small farmers in low-income countries away from better paying jobs. However, fair trade aims to help farmers already growing particular crops, not lure new farmers, and establish a price floor to help them maintain a minimum standard of living.

Guelph students swept the MSc and PhD thesis awards at the CAES meetings in Quebec City. Predrag Rajsic and Kate Tsiplova were co-recipients of the best MSc thesis award for 2007 and Richard Vyn won the PhD thesis award for 2005-2007. Congratulations Predrag, Kate and Richard!

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Retired professor and former Chair of the department, T.K. (Sandy) Warley received the Lincoln Alexander Medal of Distinguished Service at OAC's Convocation on Thursday, June 12th, 2008. This award honours an individual who has played a pivotal role in the functioning of the institution and who has influenced the quality of academic life at U of G. Professor Warley came to Guelph as Chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education in 1970 and remains one of the strongest advocates for his discipline, OAC and the University.

Dr. Karl Meilke is speaking about "Rome meeting to urge nations to lift trade curbs and price controls to ease plight of poor".

Lisa Matheson, B.Comm (AGBU) is the recipient of this year's CAES Undergraduate Book Prize. She will be presented with a $100 cheque and a free CAES one-year student membership and journal subscription. Her name will also be included in the CAES Awards Banquet Program.