From Discovery to Profit
Capturing new markets and access to new technologies for the agrifood sector of Ontario.
Established in 1997, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies (OAFT) is a non-profit organization comprised of members from grower associations, universities/colleges, industry and regional governments.
Located in Guelph, Ontario, the organization focuses on ensuring that Ontario producers have access to the latest technologies to compete globally and to develop new market opportunities, many of which are beyond food.
Many recent developments, such as the new technology for genetic manipulation of plants and animals, the emergence of specialty products, increased fossil fuel costs, contract manufacturing and growing, changes in the trade agreements and increased international competitiveness, are now changing the face of agriculture world-wide.
Although Ontario is well-positioned to take advantage of these changes to enhance its agri-food industry, our efforts must be coordinated for the collective economic and social well-being of the province and its citizens. We must move beyond traditional markets of food to new health products, industrial feedstock and fuels.
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Quinta Quinoa has been shortlisted for the Bridge2Food Protein Awards 2017, in the Best Plant Based Food category. Bridge2Food works to facilitate connections between food professionals across the world, while the Protein Awards celebrate companies that are driving innovation in the Protein industry by creating new plant-based and high protein foods. We are honoured to be one of three…
Dear Researcher, Grain Farmers of Ontario has opened their 2018 Call for Research Proposals. The deadline to submit proposals this year is Friday, November 24, 2017 at 4pm EST. Investment in research is a long-term strategic initiative of the Grain Farmers of Ontario. Our goal is to target our research, innovation and knowledge transfer investments…
Katan Kitchens is excited to announce that it has successfully received funding through the federal-provincial-territorial Growing Forward 2 (GF2) of up to $17,195 to work with producers in Northern Ontario to pilot a premium gluten-free oat certification program. Grain Farmers of Ontario is supporting the project through funding provided by the 2017 Grains Innovation Fund.…
Congratulations to Ontario Precision Agri-Food (OPAF), selected as one of three global initiatives for collaboration with the EU’s Internet of Food and Farm 2020 initiative. Read more here.
Performance Plants have announced an important milestone in partnership with Bayer with regards to the development of drought resistant cotton. Rapid Response clients making the most of their funding! Click here for more details of their success.
Advonex International celebrated the Grand Opening of its new facility on September 6th, 2017. The company’s new facility, situated in Elizabethtown-Kitley, is where a new state-of-the-art production facility will be constructed, which will manufacture innovative products to meet the growing global demand for sustainable, renewable materials. Advonex is poised to be the leader in the…
Local Grown Salads announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with a NYC-based leading EcoSmart developer, GreenStreet. The agreement envisions deploying Indoor Vertical Farms in new and renovated buildings throughout the City of New York. GreenStreet is actively developing mixed-use properties under its GreenStreet Garden brand that will locate Local Grown Salads…
Coming up fast – join us on September 28th for food, fun and song as we celebrate 20 years of impact and innovation in Ontario Agriculture. Our 20th Anniversary Celebration will offer a keynote talk from the new Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Greg Meredith. This will be followed by an exceptional meal by renowned chef Brian…
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