Canadian Grain Commission’s new Science Strategy responds to changing needs of grain sector
January 26, 2023 By Top Crop Manager
The Canadian Grain Commission’s new Science Strategy is now available, which lays out a vision for the future of science and research at the commission and positions it to respond to the latest trends and developments in the grain sector.
Based on consultations with producer and industry organizations, end users, academia as well as other provincial and federal government departments, the Science Strategy identifies five drivers that will shape the future of grain science into the next decade:
- global trends and emerging market issues
- advances in technology
- evolving end uses
- climate change and extreme weather
- food safety and nutrition
The Science Strategy details the commission’s goals and desired outcomes for grain science in response to these drivers. It also outlines how the Canadian Grain Commission will implement these goals using an innovative approach to science, people, collaboration and infrastructure.
“Our Science Strategy integrates the science and research goals of the Canadian Grain Commission with the key issues and challenges currently facing the grain sector,” says Doug Chorney, chief commissioner, Canadian Grain Commission. “By addressing these developments, we will ensure that science continues to support Canadian producers and our competitiveness in the world market.”