Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Overview of the Canadian
Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2013 describes Canada's
agriculture and agri-food system as a "modern, highly complex,
integrated, internationally competitive and growing part of the
Canadian economy" — and we agree! There is a lot to be
excited about when it comes to Canada's food, beverage and
agribusiness sector. It is a resilient sector that has responded
positively to challenges and opportunities of increasing
globalization, advancing technologies and evolving consumer
demands. In 2013, the Canadian food and agribusiness sector was the
subject of a number of high-profile transactions (see Food and
Agribusiness Transaction Highlights, page 2).Canada continues to be
a leading exporter, and a significant importer, of agricultural and
agri-food products. In the coming year, we anticipate growth in the
global food and agri-business sector to be fuelled by improving
global economic conditions, and Canada continues to be
wellpositioned to benefit from such increased growth in the global
food and agribusiness sector.
This report was prepared by the Blakes Food, Beverage
& Agribusiness group based on non-confidential information we
have gathered in our practice as well as through a review of public
information. The information was gathered in the first three
quarters of 2013. Our goal in preparing and presenting this report
is to highlight those trends and opportunities we found compelling
and we believe will have an impact on the food, beverage and
agribusiness sector going forward.
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