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  @globalhalifax : WATCH: A new survey supported by Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab, suggests Canadians consider food securi… 3 days ago
  • RT  @scharleb : Tim Horton's to pull Beyond Meat products from menu, except in BC and Ontario, according to the Journal de Montréal. https://… 3 days ago
  • RT  @scharleb : Talking this week at the Canadian Health Food Association Conference in #Toronto: "Although most Canadians are anxious to red… 5 days ago
  • RT  @scharleb : Presenting on #plastic packaging at the Canadian Health Food Association Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, t… 1 week ago
  • Don't miss our Scientific Director, Sylvain Charlebois, at the CAC Conference on September 23rd as he talks about t… 1 week ago