A consortium of some of Canada’s biggest corporations launch a pilot project offering workers rapid COVID-19 testing; Conestoga College prepares to launch a national institute dedicated to senior care; Lakeland College offers Canada’s first two-year Agricultural Technology program this fall, and more.
Topic: agricultural innovation policy
While COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of Canada’s agriculture sector, there are several challenges to address if it hopes to be a leader in agricultural technology innovation.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is providing $2.9 million for 15 innovative projects in British Columbia, to assist with the development, commercialization, and adoption of novel technologies.
The Advisory Council on Economic Growth (ACEG) has spurred an outpouring of interest and innovative activity for adding value and expanding global markets for Canada’s agricultural and agri-food sector, with a follow-up report urging the government to establish an Agri-Food Growth Council and inter-departmental task force to provide leadership and alignment.