Faculty in the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) and the College of Management and Economics (CME) at the University of Guelph have received $200,000 from OMAFRA’s New Directions Research Program to study the competitiveness of Ontario’s food manufacturing industry. In collaboration with food industry stakeholders, they will examine what drives competitiveness in the Ontario, Canadian and global economies.
Enhanced competitiveness of the food industry strengthens the economic resiliency of rural Ontario as well as the ability of producers, processors and others within the agri-economy to invest in the best practices in environmental and food safety and infrastructure. The three-year study will provide recommendations tailored to each type of organization based on its degree of control or influence on the drivers. (Visit Site.)