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Funding to help Saskatchewan’s agriculture biotechnology sector

July 4, 2023  By Top Crop Manager

Ag-West Bio will receive $9.5 million over the next five years to advance its work in Saskatchewan’s agriculture biotechnology sector.

Provided under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, Ag-West Bio will use the funding to support its new 2023-28 strategic plan. The four main objectives of this plan include direct support to innovative companies on the path to commercialization, creating connections and growing the ecosystem, promoting agriculture biosciences and developing a high-performing team.

“Nurturing innovation in the bioscience sector takes care, patience and the vision to play the long game,” says Karen Churchill, president and CEO, Ag-West Bio. “This continued funding shows that the governments see the value of our long-term efforts. This support allows us to focus on helping early-stage companies – Saskatchewan’s future success stories.”


Investing in Ag-West Bio supports the growth of innovation ag, food and bioscience businesses. Ag-West Bio nurtures an ecosystem that connects government, industry, scientists and entrepreneurs. Connections like these allow each group to learn and grow from one another to build a strong agriculture sector.

“Ag-West Bio is a key organization that connects businesses, entrepreneurs and scientists so that we advance research into the hands of producers and industry,” says David Marit, Saskatchewan agriculture minister. “This investment continues to illustrate government’s priority towards agriculture research and the benefits it brings to the province.”


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