Food production has a key place in Canada’s digital identity ecosystem. Food system safety depends on multiple forms of identity: the identity of products, and system participants (people and organizations). Establishing reliable digital identity frameworks/standards for interested participants can mitigate risks for everyone. Currently, the Agri-food business is insufficiently digitized, leading to the persistence of avoidable agri-food business risks. “Identity” reliability can help to stabilize related information and governance systems that are prerequisites for increased predictability, safety and integrity in the agri-food sector. The agri-food sector’s existing governance structures over the highly distributed elements of agri-food systems have the opportunity to benefit from digital identity and information system governance. Panellists will discuss the elements for transforming historical governance into ethical and inclusive “data granges”, information cooperatives, and identity systems to support the agri-food sector with trustworthy digital information system governance.