OMAFRA currently invests over 60 million annually in research and innovation through a number of programs in the following seven theme areas:
This funding supports eight, theme-based research programs under the OMAFRA-University of Guelph Partnership and the related infrastructure (three agricultural colleges campuses and 14 research stations) helps build core capacity in agri-food research.
Open, competitive programs such as Food Safety and New Directions address various combinations of the above theme areas and address emerging issues and shorter term priorities.
Flexible program aimed at creating new and alternative products and technologies and solutions to support the agri-food industry and help it expand into new markets at home and abroad
Addresses the food safety component of the Emergency Management research theme by supporting new method development, risk assessment and methods of mitigating those risks
Including: Alternative Renewable Fuels, Life Science and Agri-Food Innovation Fund, Nutrient Management Joint Research Program, 2014-2015 Quebec-Ontario Cooperation for Agri-Food Research Competition
Other Provincial and Agri-Food and Rural Research Programs
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