Research

Good decision making relies on accurate data and timely research. Canadian census data combined with other sources such as Analyst have allowed the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance to show the trends, effect of urbanization and the economic impact of the Food and Farming sector in the Golden Horseshoe.

Ontario Carrot Value Chain Infographic

An infographic from the Ontario Carrot Value Chain Analysis (see below).
Study was funded by the Friends of the Greenbelt
Source: Statistics Canada, Foodland Ontario, OMAFRA
Photo credit: Jamie Reaume and Holland Marsh Growers

Ontario Carrot Value Chain Analysis

916 farmers in Ontario grow 42% of the carrots consumed in Canada. What happens to the carrots grown in Ontario? Are they consumed domestically or exported? Are there opportunities within the carrot value chain to further process the raw product? These were the questions addressed by Synthesis Consulting in the Ontario Carrot Value Chain Analysis, a study commissioned by the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance.

Ontario Food Terminal Report – Executive Summary

The Executive Summary portion of the Ontario Food Terminal Report, released September 2019. Find the full report below.

Ontario Food Terminal: a Priceless Hub in Ontario’s Food Value Chain

September 2019 – This report provides an overview of the Ontario Food Terminal, its role in providing Ontario-grown and other fresh produce and horticultural products to the GGH market, as well as an analysis of its locational importance.

Asset Mapping Info Sheet: Methodology

This Info Sheet on the GHFFA Asset Mapping Methodology has been released to accompany our Asset Mapping Project Profile, Analysis of Food and Farming Assets in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (see below). The methodology Info Sheet is offered as an additional resource to supplement the asset mapping project profiles.

Asset Mapping Project Profile

Asset Mapping is a tool that can be used to collect, reflect upon and document the businesses and resources in a defined area. Read the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance’s project profile to learn more about asset mapping in the agri-food value chain.

Asset Mapping in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

The Golden Horseshoe Asset Mapping project has been expanded to include the Greater Golden Horseshoe. This tool has been developed to help municipalities gather data and map the agrifood value chain across the GGH regions. It is available to municipal staff in participating municipalities.

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