The competition will support projects that create knowledge and inform public policy for agri-food and fisheries and aquaculture sectors and that can help feed the growing population.
$90m will be invested over four years, each worth from $2m to $10m. Genome Canada will invest $30m, project partner the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) $5m, and the rest from sources such as industry, governments and not-for-profits.
Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal holds a high potential for attaining concrete deliverables by the end of the funding period.
“Genomics and genomic-related technologies in the agri-food and fisheries & aquaculture sectors can play a strong role in boosting food production and international trade, raising nutritional value, reducing spoilage and ensuring food safety both in Canada and globally,” said Dr Pierre Meulien, president and CEO of Genome Canada.
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