Federal government announces $49.5 million investment for agricultural innovation

Federal government announces $49.5 million investment for agricultural innovation

Source: Government of Canada

The federal government has announced an investment of $49.5 million for the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN). The network works to bring together the private sector, academia, and research institutions to accelerate automation and digitization in Canada’s agricultural sector.

CAAIN’s mandate is to develop technological solutions for the agricultural sector that intends to reduce the reliance on temporary labour, increase global competitiveness, and improve profitability for Canadian farmers.

The project will be led by Alberta Innovates and the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, and they look to build with eight partners from British Colombia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec.

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