Three elements of the food system

The Food System

The agri-food sector includes many different areas working together to produce and sell the food products Canadians consume every day. It is useful to think of the agri-food sector as a system. The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute has developed a Food Systems diagram to illustrate the connections involved in maintaining a reliable food supply.

Source: The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

This diagram also acknowledges that the food system contributes to the health and well being of people, and that the sector requires sustainable practices for economic success.