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.

Funding
Our programs and services are designed to provide benefit to the business of agriculture in Ontario.

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Become a Member
OAFT members represent a cross-section of the very best of Ontario’s agriculture and bioproducts community.

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Watch Our Videos
The OAFT Game Changers in Agriculture video series profiles interesting companies that we work with.

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Funding

Our programs and services are designed to provide benefit to the business of agriculture in Ontario.

Read More

Become a Member

OAFT members represent a cross-section of the very best of Ontario’s agriculture and bioproducts community.

Read More

Watch Our Videos

The OAFT Game Changers in Agriculture video series profiles interesting companies that we work with.

Read More

Ag Industry News

OAFT Videos

OAFT Videos

View our Game Changers in Agriculture video series, updates on companies, conferences and meetings.

OAFT Videos

Ontario Precision Agri-Food

Updates and articles on new technology and developments in the growing Ontario Precision Agri-Food industry.

OPAF

AgInnovation Ontario

Read the latest articles on agricultural innovation projects, technology and opportunities in Ontario.

AgInnovation Ontario

BioProducts Updates

Current information on bioproduct companies, researchers and potential investors in Ontario.

BioProducts Updates

Upcoming Events

 

Sep
11
Mon
Ag Innovation Showcase
@ Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Ag Innovation Showcase @ Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Sep 11 @ 3:08 am – Sep 13 @ 4:08 am
Nine years we saw a need to establish a gathering of innovators, investors, and others in the ag-tech space. We are proud to report that since that time the Ag Innovation Showcase has established a
Sep
20
Wed
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriRisk Initiatives 2017 Forum
@ Westin Ottawa
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada... @ Westin Ottawa
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm
Join Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in exploring new approaches to agricultural risk management and the development of new and non-traditional partnerships. The AgriRisk Initiatives Forum will bring together key stakeholders including: representatives of agricultural
Sep
28
Thu
OAFT 20th Anniversary Celebration
@ Heritage Country Park
OAFT 20th Anniversary Celebration @ Heritage Country Park
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Details will be posted as they become available
Nov
1
Wed
Canadian Science Policy Conference
@ Shaw Centre
Canadian Science Policy Conference @ Shaw Centre
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm
9th Canadian Science Policy Conference, CSPC 2017, Presents: 150 Years of Canadian Science and Innovation: How do we forge ahead? 700+ delegates, 200+ speakers, 30 panel sessions, 4 Pre-Conference symposia NEW: Gala Dinner Celebration of Canada’s