From Discovery to Profit
Capturing new markets and access to new technologies for the agri-food 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 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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March 16, 2018 Lystek International, a division of Tomlinson Group, has been recognized for its visionary leadership in technology, innovation and business success. On March 14th in Banff, Alberta, Lystek was presented with the International Business Award from the Canadian Construction Association. The CCA awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, organizations and projects that…
March 26, 2018 The federal government is investing in Canada’s seed sector to help it remain competitive in a global marketplace. Mike Bossio, member of Parliament for Hastings – Lennox and Addington, announced an investment of over $760,000 today during the Ottawa Valley Farm Show. The funding will be used to help Canada’s $5.6 billion…
March 13, 2018 An Ontario-based farm, Entomo Farms, is introducing cricket powder into the Canadian market as part of the President’s Choice line. The product has many uses, the main one being human consumption, but also has applications in agriculture and horticulture. Full article: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/business/cricket-powder-loblaw-1.4563956
Advonex International Nominated for Innovation Award at the World Bio Markets Conference in Amsterdam
March 12, 2018 Brockville, ON – Advonex International has been nominated for the Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the Year at the World Bio Markets Conference in Amsterdam on March 20th, 2018. The Bio-Based Chemical Innovation Award highlights innovations involving platform or intermediate chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks, used to produce other high-value chemicals. It can…
March 9, 2018 Budget 2018 reaffirms the Government of Canada’s commitment to actively deepening trade relationships, through modern, progressive free trade agreements, including in new, fast-growing markets in Asia. Building on Canada’s strong trade relationship with these trading partners will help grow Canada’s middle-class by creating good, well-paying jobs, and will help the government reach…
March 1, 2018 On March 8, The Niagara College Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre executes precision agriculture research projects in software, data analysis, sensor development, robotics, drone data gathering, and more. Dr, Mike Duncan, the team’s Research Lead, will provide an overview of current and upcoming work to support modern farming. SoilOptix will also…
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