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Save the Date! Fall Conference date announced!

The AIC Fall Conference will take place October 25-26, 2021. The intent is to hold an in-person conference in Toronto. Based on provincial and federal government pronouncements, it is expected that the great majority of people wanting to be vaccinated will be by this Fall. If that is the case, we should be able to […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – February 2021 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Many events are being cancelled or re-scheduled at the last minute due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check each organization’s website or its social media site for up to date information. AgChat Manitoba Women […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – January 2021 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Many events are being cancelled or re-scheduled at the last minute due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check each organization’s website or its social media site for up to date information. Science Communications What […]

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Two New Agriculture Funding Opportunities

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has launched two new challenges. Think you can solve either of these challenges? Compete for funding to prove your feasibility and develop a solution!  Enhancing automation in controlled environment agriculture farming Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) is an indoor technology-based production system where crops are grown under a modified and highly conditioned […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – December 2020 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Many events are being cancelled or re-scheduled at the last minute due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check each organization’s website or its social media site for up to date information. National Day of […]

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Governor General Recognizes Exceptional Canadians in the Field of Agriculture and Agri-Food

AIC would like to sincerely congratulate Alfred E. Slinkard, C.M., Christian Barthomeuf, C.M., and John S. Eyking, C.M. for their appointment to the Order of Canada.   Alfred E. Slinkard, C.M. was appointed as an honourary member for his ground-breaking work in the field of agronomy, leading to the development of two cultivars of lentils which […]

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Agri-Food Innovation Council Fall Update

Welcome to the Agri-Food Innovation Council’s (AIC) Fall 2020 Update.  The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) is a unifying voice for agri-food research and innovation.  This year, as we celebrate our 100th anniversary, we reflect on how agri-food innovation has supported Canada’s economy and helped protect the environment in the past, and how it can continue […]

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AIC showcases Canadian Agri-Food Innovation at International Show

Today, the Agri-Food Innovation Council participated in the International Market Showcase at the Americas Food & Beverage Show.  AIC highlighted the impact of Canada’s agri-food innovation, including: International market potential for Canadian agricultural technologies; Post-COVID-19 priorities for the sector; How to best work with the Canadian agri-food research sector, and more. We thank Susan Harper, […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – November 2020 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Many events are being cancelled or re-scheduled at the last minute due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check each organization’s website or its social media site for up to date information. Women in Ag […]

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Strengthening the Agri-Food Sector Post-COVID-19

The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) embarked on a project to identify key priorities for agri-food and innovation research post COVID-19.  This project is funded by the National Research Council (NRC). It is crucial that the agri-food sector rebalance its priorities and making resilience as important to long-term grown as efficiency and productivity. AIC recently published […]

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