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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Upcoming Events

 

Apr
23
Mon
Agricultural Institute of Canada 2018
@ Guelph, ON
Agricultural Institute of Canada... @ Guelph, ON
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day
Agricultural Institute of Canada 2018 @ Guelph, ON
AIC’s 2018 conference will discuss new ways in which the Canadian agricultural innovation system can help address highly-skilled technical and professional shortages and support the future generation of researchers and innovators inRead more »
Apr
30
Mon
OCE Discovery
@ Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
OCE Discovery @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
Apr 30 – May 1 all-day
OCE Discovery @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Discovery is Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence, Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and studentsRead more »
May
1
Tue
Trade Accelerator Program: Agri-Tech Sector Sessio...
Trade Accelerator Program: Agri-...
May 1 – May 2 all-day
Trade Accelerator Program: Agri-Tech Sector Sessions
Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program is organizing a four day workshop to give companies that are ready, or close to ready for export, access to Canada’s top exporting advisers, resources andRead more »
May
2
Wed
Accelerate to International Markets (AIM) Program ...
@ Brant Sports Complex, Punter Room
Accelerate to International Mark... @ Brant Sports Complex, Punter Room
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
For companies ready to export. Learn how to launch your business worldwide through the AIM program. This one-day intensive workshop guides you through the complete export process.

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