Canadian Agri-Food Foresight Institute

An institute distinctively designed to both broaden and deepen food knowledge.

What is the purpose of Canadian Agri-Food Foresight Institute?

The institute helps farmers, consumers, NGOs, the hospitality industry, the broader community, students, and the food industry to explore, learn, innovate, commercialize, and make positive change to improve food quality, security, sustainability, appreciation, and healthfulness.



Devoted to tackling canadian’s food issues along the entire agriculture and food continuum, Canadian Agri-Food Foresight Institute is looking forward to better understand the future of food.



With the help of the prospective method, the institute evaluates and analyzes current agri-food systems to understand the future of agri-food systems. CAFI releases 4 to 6 studies on specific food issues, yearly.



The Institute offers its consultation services to a wide variety of industry and government-mandated projects to help strengthening their strategy at every step of the food life cycle – production, storage, distribution and retail.


Our most recent studies

We strive to enlighten people regarding the most current food trends in every area of the food chain. Here are our most recent publications.

Canadian Agri-Food Foresight Institute’s Twitter feed

  • RT  @CanadianGrocer : Weigh in on the grocery store departments most vulnerable to #theft 1 week ago
  • RT  @FoodProfessor : BREAKING: Grocery prices in Canada grew at a slightly slower pace in December, at 11 percent yty. 1 week ago
  • RT  @FoodProfessor : Canadian food inflation higher than general inflation for 13 straight months now. Gap between both rates widest since Ma… 1 week ago
  • RT  @FoodProfessor : Le chien de garde de l’industrie alimentaire est (presque) né 2 weeks ago
  • RT  @FoodProfessor : Food is more expensive now, but it took decades to get here through the mass consolidation of Canada’s grocery stores. W… 2 weeks ago