The world’s population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion people by 2050, adding pressure on our limited natural resources and increasing demand for food and sustainable materials. As a result, the agriculture and forestry sectors must adapt to shifting consumer demands, changing regulatory requirements and environmental concerns while being vulnerable to the effects of climate change, affecting both productivity and sustainability.
Alberta has a significant opportunity to address these global challenges by harnessing the power of technology. The Agri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation Program (ABIP) supports the development and advancement of technologies that increase productivity, enhance competitiveness, boost the value of agriculture and forestry commodities, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The program aims to build on the existing strengths of Alberta’s agri-food and forestry sectors and to develop new opportunities and markets. It is jointly managed by the Agri-Food Innovation and Bioindustrial Materials Technology Portfolios within Alberta Innovates.
Alberta Innovates is pleased to announce a new Continuous Intake opportunity under the Agri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation Program (ABIP).
This new program will support projects that develop and advance technologies that:
- increase productivity,
- enhance competitiveness,
- boost the value of agriculture and forestry commodities, and
- lower greenhouse gas emissions.
ABIP’s Continuous Intake approach provides researchers and technology developers access to funding for eligible projects year-round, with no deadline to apply.
Find out more: https://albertainnovates.ca/programs/agri-food-innovation/agri-food-and-bioindustrial-innovation-program/