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.


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Science videos

Watch We Grow Innovation and learn how our Department’s leading edge science research impacts the lives of Canadians.

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:

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.

AgriInnovation Program

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.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Two Innovation Cases

This report on the cost-benefit analysis of two successful innovation cases summarizes the estimated return on investments of 2 agricultural research innovation cases. The investments include project funding from the federal and provincial governments, industry and producer organizations.

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