$1.4-million allocated for applied research projects in the agriculture sector

The provincial and federal governments are providing joint funding for applied research projects in the agriculture sector.

56 Agriculture Demonstration of Practices and Technologies program (ADOPT) projects and eight Strategic Field Program (SFP) projects are receiving more than $1.4 million.

The ADOPT program provides funding to assist producer groups and First Nations to evaluate and demonstrate new agricultural practices and technologies at the local level, that a producer can then apply right away.

The SFP provides funding for relevant and timely research to agriculture producers in Saskatchewan and helps to develop new best practices.

“Agricultural technology and best practices keep evolving, thanks to dedicated research across the country,” Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said. “But just as importantly, producers need a way to learn about and then apply these improved production practices to their operations. Thanks to these programs, Saskatchewan farmers are doing just that.”

“Saskatchewan leads the way in sustainable agriculture production because of research and demonstration projects like these,” Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit said. “Our producers are world leaders when it comes to adopting new technologies and practices, keeping our industry competitive, innovative and sustainable.”

The funding comes from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership which preceded the current Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP).

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) was a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen and grow Canada’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sectors.

Approved projects under the ADOPT program can be read here.

Approved projects under the SFP program can be read here.

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