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Stimulating Innovation, Sustainable Food and Gender Empowerment

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The federal budget contains two seemingly unrelated themes that will position the Canada’s agri-food sector to boost economic growth. These themes will also help achieve the government’s aspiration that Canada becomes the world’s trusted supplier of safe, sustainable food.

The first theme is that the Federal Budget highlights the importance of interdisciplinary work. Second, it presents a strong strategy to deepen the role of women in innovation and entrepreneurship.

While these themes may not seem immediately relevant to agriculture and food, they are two of the most important aspects to focus if we want a thriving, sustainable, economically-robust food system.

The entirety of this post appears on the Canadian Science Policy Centre website, please visit there to read the rest.  

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