The purpose of the Smart Agriculture and Food Innovation program is to support academic institution or agriculture and food industry driven projects that explore these new technologies, products and services. Our goal is to grow Alberta’s economy and enhance Alberta’s knowledge workforce through development and application of emerging technology.
We invest in projects that focus on the following:
* The development of science, processes and products required to support smart agriculture.
* Advance and increase the adoption of digital and technology solutions (for example, genomics, sensors, geospatial imaging, geomatics, analytics, and more).
* Sustainable crop and livestock management, and resilience to climate change.
* Food, beverage and natural health product innovation that use existing agriculture commodities to create added value.