Science and Innovation
Our scientists, technicians and staff work to create better opportunities for farmers and all Canadians through agricultural research and innovation.
We work with industry, academia and other partners to support science that contributes to the growth and development of Canada's agricultural sector.
Watch We Grow Innovation and learn how our Department’s leading edge science research impacts the lives of Canadians.
- Research Centres
Information on our research centres across Canada.
- Scientific Staff and Expertise
Scientists by alphabetical list or by research centre.
- Agricultural Practices
Best practices to help farmers manage risks, care for the environment, and keep the food supply safe.
- Scientific Publications and Resources
Resources and publications that highlight our scientific accomplishments, including over 4,000 article abstracts from peer-reviewed journals.
- Technology Transfer and Licensing
Information on technology licensing opportunities to bring inventions to market.
- International Engagement
Scientific activities and research promoted and shared by Canada, other countries and groups.
Overview of Sector Science Strategies
We have developed nine sector science strategies to set priorities for our science activities over the next few years. These strategies provide the basis for detailed work planning. For more information consult the following documents:
- Overview of Science and Technology Branch Sector Science Strategies
- Strategic Objectives and Areas of Focus
- Research Projects - A listing of research projects by province, project title, and date
Investing in Innovation
The Agri-Innovators Committee
The Agri-Innovators Committee was created in 2012 to advise the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food on issues consistent with the Minister's responsibilities and relevant to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's mandate and priorities. The Committee provided advice on various aspects of innovation for the sector, with a view to accelerating the development and adoption of innovation to make the sector more profitable, competitive, and sustainable.
The AgriInnovation Program is a five-year initiative under the Growing Forward 2 policy framework. It provides funding for research, development and knowledge transfer related to creating innovative products, technologies and practices in agriculture.
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