Time: February 4, 2021 Noon to 1 pm
Title: COVID 19 Happened. Now what? The pandemic’s legacy on the fruit and vegetable industry. Dr Sylvain Charlebois, Professor, Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab Dalhousie University
Biography: Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is a Professor in food distribution and policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Scientific Director of the Agri-food Analytics Lab, also located at Dalhousie University. He is as well the former Dean of the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University. Before joining Dalhousie, he was affiliated with the University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute, which he co-founded. While at the University of Guelph, he was also the Associate Dean of Research for the College of Business and Economics.
Known as “The Food Professor”, his current research interest lies in the broad area of food distribution, security and safety. He is one of the world’s most cited scholars in food supply chain management, food value chains and traceability.
The United Nations declared 2021 as the ‘International year of Fruits and Vegetables. What better time to stop and look where the sector is going! This session will look at the impacts of COVID on fruit and vegetable industries in Ontario and Canada as well as discuss the opportunities created.