Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada launched CGEN throughout Canadian Greenhouse Excellence Community Summit

March 2, 2023 by No Comments

The inaugural Canadian Greenhouse Excellence Community Summit has come to a profitable conclusion after a full day of thought-provoking discussions and workshops. The summit, an initiative of the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC), introduced collectively consultants and stakeholders from varied fields, together with greenhouse vegetable growers, allied business and answer suppliers, authorities, and academia to discover new concepts on the intersection of local weather change, meals safety, financial development, and commerce.

The CGEN Summit was a platform to tell the design of the community primarily based on a powerful public-private mannequin, or central hub that goals to supply experience and higher methods to attach, collaborate, validate, and commercialize from the premise of grower-identified challenges and alternatives. Attendees had the chance to listen to a Roundtable report from the CGEN PowerHour periods, which took in 100 individuals over 100+ days of highly effective stakeholder engagement, in addition to hear from main consultants and take part in interactive discussions, workshops, and networking periods.

Parliamentary Secretary, Francis Drouin, MP of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, formally opened the summit, offering a quick deal with pointing on the sector’s initiative as a optimistic mannequin to assist obtain Canada’s targets and be certain that Canada continues to be acknowledged as a world chief in sustainable agriculture and agri-food manufacturing.

“For the final yr, CGEN has been pushed by the necessity for a singular roadmap for the greenhouse vegetable sector,” mentioned Linda Delli Santi, Chair of the FVGC Greenhouse Vegetable Working Group. “Canadian greenhouse vegetable growers are devoted to excellence and are identified for his or her early adoption of latest expertise and sustainable practices. CGEN will assist deliver stakeholders collectively to make sure that the greenhouse vegetable business could be profitable sooner or later whereas additionally supporting GHG emissions discount targets and selling meals safety for all Canadians.”

Jan VanderHout, President of FVGC, added, “CGEN is a superb alternative for Authorities to collaborate with the Canadian greenhouse sector to encourage ongoing funding in our thriving sector.”

“The Canadian Greenhouse Excellence Community Summit was a powerful success,” mentioned Rebecca Lee, Government Director of FVGC. “The summit offered a singular platform to have interaction with senior public officers as companions, and we’re assured that CGEN will end in a powerful Canadian method, able to bridge the hole between immediately’s realities, rising analysis and applied sciences, and the insurance policies, assets, and investments required for implementation.”

Dr. Rupp Carriveau, Director of the Environmental Vitality Institute, brings distinctive experience and a ardour for the sector, that FVGC’s greenhouse vegetable working group has recognized as important to mobilizing CGEN. “We’re at an attention-grabbing intersection in Canadian meals manufacturing, and the problems, akin to meals safety, local weather motion, and financial development, can’t be managed in isolation,” mentioned Dr. Carriveau. “CGEN will allow a whole community of stakeholders to work collaboratively to seek out new, sensible, and impactful options for the greenhouse vegetable sector.”

CGEN is an initiative of the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada, and it has had the complete help of the greenhouse vegetable working group that hosted the occasion. FVGC wish to thank all attendees, audio system, and sponsors for his or her participation and help in making the summit a hit. FVGC seems to be ahead to persevering with its efforts to foster collaboration, information sharing, and innovation within the greenhouse business.

For extra info:
Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada
Tel.: +1 (613) 226-4880  

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