U of G Poised to Help Canada Become Agri-Food Leader: Report

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017

A new federal report identifies the University of Guelph as a key player in developing Canada into a global agri-food leader.

The final report of the Advisory Council on Economic Growth highlights agriculture as a major engine of economic growth for Canada. It lists U of G as a key contributor in helping the agri-food sector meet its potential for growth.

“We are gratified that the report recognizes U of G’s prowess in agri-food and our ability to help Canada become a global leader in food, especially sustainable food production,” said president Franco Vaccarino.

The Minister of Finance established the Advisory Council on Economic Growth in March 2016 to provide policy advice for long-term economic growth.

The final report, released Feb. 6, listed four key economic sectors that can help elevate the economy and create jobs across Canada.

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