Whole Farm Research

Research to Explore Socio-Economic Impacts of Disruptions on Agri-food Supply Chains and Markets

Research to Explore Socio-Economic Impacts of Disruptions on Agri-food Supply Chains and Markets

  • Start date: 2021
  • Project Length: 3 Years
  • Project Status: In Progress

Background

Benefits to MB Producers: Social-economic impact analysis is complex and multidisciplinary. There is a risk of focusing only on the areas where the data is clear. This project will mitigate this risk through consultations with key stakeholders. It is anticipated that this project will provide credible findings that will support policy and program recommendations to help risk management/mitigation for the industry and promote a more resilient agriculture and food sector.

Objectives:
  • Objective 1: Develop comprehensive impact evaluation methods through consultation with key stakeholders including consumers and their potential shifts in preferences during and post COVID and with the broad body of agricultural and food research.
  • Objective 2: Within the first year, the researcher with draft manuscripts and industry extension notes addressing key impacts of supply chain supply chain disruptions related to Manitoba’s agri-food supply chain, while exploring the basic composition and key concerns for disruptions in value chains for at least two commodities, chosen after consulting with industry and regulators. 3. By the end of the three-year term, the researcher will evaluate economic impacts of the COVID pandemic on major agricultural supply chains in Manitoba as well as assessing other major disruptions as identified by industry.
Manitoba Crop Alliance Funding:

$336,988

Total Funding Approved:

$641,622

Funding Partners:

MB Beef, KAP, CAP- Ag Action