Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) welcomed the $158 million Growing Canadian Agri-Innovations Program announced late last month. DFC has been working with the Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC) to develop three research areas for the agri-science clusters. The research areas address human nutrition and health, food safety and finding ways to reduce the dairy industry’s carbon footprint on the environment.
DFC and DPAC have supported the concept of agriscience clusters to bring industry, academic and government expertise together to address new opportunities to make agriculture more profitable and competitive. This program will allow various agricultural sectors to access up to $16 million in matching funds for priority research projects.