Feeding the country’s need for new knowledge in agriculture

Canadian agriculture has long relied on leading-edge research and technology development to keep pace with the rapidly changing ways we produce food. That tradition continues in state-of-the-art labs across the country.
Jacob Berkowitz
University of Guelph
University of Manitoba
University of Alberta
University of Northern British Columbia
Dalhousie University
Nova Scotia
British Columbia
Earth science
Animal biology
Agricultural engineering
Communication and Media
Plant and Tree Biology
Musculoskeletal System
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From the invention of Marquis wheat in 1909, to the development of a test for porcine stress syndrome — the world’s first genetic test for livestock — Canadian researchers have been busy rolling up their sleeves to give Canada’s farmers an innovative edge. Today, from PEI potato farmers to Alberta cattle ranchers, CFI-funded researchers continue this rich tradition. Whether enabling the use of state-of-the art digital tools on the farm, or providing insights from harvesting big data on soil health, researchers are giving the agricultural community the tools to grow sustainably and maintain a competitive edge in a rapidly changing industry, the success of which we all enjoy on our plates.

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Pathways to impact: agricultural research

Uncovering the common pathways from agricultural research to the impact it has on Canadians