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Up-Front Multi-Year Funding

Name of Recipient: Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI)

Start Date: December 14, 2006

End Date: March 31, 2022

Total Funding: $15.0M

Description: To encourage independent policy research benefitting the Canadian agricultural sector. The conditional grant for CAPI will ensure continued success in building an inclusive and forward looking dialogue on the future of Canadian agriculture, and provide a stable and sustained forum to discuss issues of importance to the industry.

Strategic Outcome(s): Security of the Food System

Summary of Results Achieved by the Recipient:

CAPI submitted their Business and Research Plans for 2008-09 but the annual report containing information on the results achieved relative to the 2008-09 Business and Research Plan is due July 31, 2009 under the agreement.

2007-08 Results
CAPI undertook major new projects in our three key thematic areas: health, sustainability, and competitiveness.

  1. Retained a project team of experts to research examples of integrated health and food initiatives around the world. The team published its findings in a report called "Finding Common Ground: Food for a Healthy Population and a Healthy Agri-Food Sector."
  2. Set up a project to encourage a renaissance in rural economies in Canada, both in the agri-food sector and other areas. The project was called "Growing Canada's Rural Economies."
  3. Launched a project on the financial performance of farm businesses in Canada. The objective of the Farm Income Project was to determine which performance measures the government should develop and publish on a regular basis to provide an indication of the relative financial position of farmers.
  2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
$ millions Actual
Authorities Actual Spending Variance(s) between Actual and Planned
Program Activity:
Business Risk Management
15.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -

Comments on Variance(s):
The CAPI agreement was signed on March 31, 2007 and the full amount was paid to the client in the 2006-07 fiscal year in the form of an endowment to be drawn down at the rate of $1 million per year for 15 years ending March 31, 2022. The CAPI Business and Research plan for 2009-10 will be received by the end of June 2009.

Significant Evaluation Findings and URL to Last Evaluation:
A Performance Evaluation will be done in 2010.

Significant Audit Findings and URL to Last Audit:
The annual audit for the year ending March 31, 2008 was received July 31, 2008, was reviewed by departmental experts and CAPI was provided comments.

URL to Recipient's Site

URL to Recipient's Annual Report:
2007-08 Annual Report
The 2008-09 Annual Report is due July 31, 2009.