The National Zero Waste Council needs your input! We are reaching out to our networks to find exciting initiatives that are implementing circular, sustainable, and resilient solutions for Canada’s agri-food industry. Are you engaged in a circular food initiative? Do you know of others that are engaged in a circular food initiative, that you can introduce us to so we can follow up? If the answer is yes to either of these, please see the links below for further project information and where to enter contact info so that the research team, Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI), can follow up.
As you know, Canada’s agri-food industry is one of our most important economic sectors. At the same time, the value of food, from farm to fork, lost or wasted every year in Canada is approximately $49 billion.
Much of this issue can be addressed through a shift to a more circular economy, where we rethink our conventional agriculture and food practices in ways that help to regenerate our natural resources and reduce food loss and waste, or create new value from it.
We would like to hear from businesses and communities – large and small, urban and rural, from coast to coast to coast – who are engaging in circular, sustainable, and resilient activities across the food supply chain. We’re especially hoping to uncover efforts underway in rural, coastal and Indigenous communities.
Do you know of a solution that’s contributing to a more circular, sustainable, and resilient agri-food system in Canada?
Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide in this discovery and mapping work.