Trends and Issues facing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-food

Nuffield Canada wants to ensure it provides the best opportunities to future scholars, and this survey will help identify some of trends and issues that scholars may face in the future. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey. Once the survey results are compiled, you will be invited to view and comment on the overall findings.

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1. What key trends do you see impacting the future of agriculture in Canada the most, and why?

2. What do you see as the three greatest opportunities for Canadian agriculture in the future?

3. What do you see as the three greatest challenges facing Canadian agriculture in the future?

4. What do farmers need to do to prepare for the future of agriculture in Canada, and why?

5. What skills will be most in need for farmers (and others in the sector) to prosper in the future?

6. What role do you see leadership playing in the future of agriculture:
on individual farms?

in agri-food businesses?

in farm organizations?

7. What role do you see innovation playing in the future of agriculture:
on individual farms?

in agri-food businesses?

8. On a scale of 1 – 10 (with 10 being the best) how would you rate Canada’s current competitiveness with the rest of the world in food production?
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9. On a scale of 1 – 10 (with 10 being the best) how well do you think Canada will compete with the rest of the world in agriculture and food production in the future (5 -10 years)?
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10. In what areas do you think the Canadian agriculture and food sector needs to focus on improving its leadership and innovation to be better prepared for a prosperous future?