Secure and sustainable food production
The agrifood sector around the globe is facing several significant challenges including climate change, environmental threats from pest and pathogens, increased global competition in the food industry, changing demographics and the availability of a sustainable land base and water availability for food production. BC’s agrifood sector is no exception.
Advances in emerging genome-based technologies are offering new tools and solutions to our most significant agricultural challenges. The adoption and use of these technologies could facilitate the development and commercialization of new products in the marketplace and improved production processes for food producers and manufacturers.
The grape growing and winemaking sector is a significant contributor to the BC economy. The number of wineries in BC has increased steadily and correspondingly so has output and ec...