Rising to the challenge
Launched in May 2022, the Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems initiative is investing $30M in cutting-edge genomic research and innovation to reduce the carbon footprint of Canada’s food production systems—building their resiliency, environmental sustainability and economic viability.
Additional strategic investments in health, environment and agriculture are also under consideration by Genome Canada. These initiatives could address such issues as implementation barriers and gaps in capacity within those sectors and may scale up into future challenge initiatives that will be announced next.
- Genomics: driving bio-innovation for challenges like climate change
Editorial by Dr. Rob Annan, President and CEO, Genome Canada, and Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa, Chief Scientific Officer, Genome Canada (Jan. 2022).
- Genomics on a Mission
Webinar featuring Genome Canada’s Dr. Rob Annan, President and CEO, and Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa, Chief Scientific Officer, in conversation with Mehrdad Hariri, President and CEO of Canadian Science Policy Centre (Jan. 26, 2022).
- Canadian Genomics Rising to the Challenge
Blog by Dr. Federica Di Palma, Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Sectors, Genome BC (Feb. 1, 2022).