Science and Innovation
For more than a century, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists, technicians and staff have been working to create better opportunities for farmers and all Canadians through agricultural research and innovation. From developing hardy new crop varieties that could flourish in Canadian climate in the early days of the 20th century to being shoulder to shoulder with the farmers in the field helping to battle the dust bowl conditions of the 1930s AAFC has always helped Canadian agriculture and the Canadian economy overcome challenges and seize new opportunities.
Today, the challenges facing the agriculture sector invasive species, environmental sustainability, a competitive international marketplace, growing consumer demand for healthy food choices are no less daunting and make us even more determined to continue working with our industry and public sector partners to find the best possible solutions through science, innovation and technology.
AAFC is aligning its research, development and technology transfer to better serve Canadians, farmers and industry by approaching the challenges and opportunities - agronomic, economic and environmental in an integrated way.
Our Science at Work:
Information on the latest developments from our labs, of interest to consumers, students, community groups, media, and anyone curious about what we do and why it matters.
For Users of Research
Information of interest to producers, processors, potential collaborators and other stakeholders in the agri-food sector who benefit directly from advancements in agricultural science and technology by adopting new products, processes and management tools.
For the Scientific Community
Information relevant to the advancement of agricultural and other sciences, notably scientific publications chiefly of interest to the scientific community.