The governments of Canada and Germany have announced closer ties in agricultural research.
Agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay says Canada will work closer together with Germany in four areas of research.
These areas include protecting soil and water and developing crops that are more resistant to the effects of climate change.
There is also efforts to improve crops for nutrition and reducing food waste and loss.
Other areas of mutual agriculture research include technology transfer to farmers and industry and exchanges of scientists and students between Canada and Germany.
The agreement between Canada and Germany was announced as MacAulay hosted Germany’s federal minister for food and agriculture in Charlottetown, P.E.I. this week.