Food security will be a vital issue in the coming years, especially if predictions of a world population exceeding 9 billion people by mid-century prove to be correct.
A conference in Saskatoon this week will focus on how to move innovations in agricultural research more quickly, in as little as four years from lab bench to field.
Three hundred scientists, policy makers and industry representatives from more than 25 countries will discuss the challenges at the event sponsored by the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan.
The conference runs until Thursday.
It will be streamed live on YouTube.