Someone holds a fancy tablet with a program open on it and a stylus hover above it held by someone looking at the tablet, a drone flies above plants that are hooked up to wires. This is set in a greenhouse with rows and rows of plants. Smart agriculture , precision farming concept. Farmer using drone and NIR images application screen used to check health maps for alert disease vegetation in vertical strawberry farm with flare light.

MADE IN CANADA: Homegrown Innovation Challenge offers $33 million in funding, and positions Canada as a leader in the future of food

Our national food supply is susceptible to major systems disruptions, and in a climate-changing world, this is a critical moment for global food vulnerability. Canada is poised to take a leadership role in the future of food: with sustainability and resiliency top-of-mind, how can we feed all Canadians?

The Homegrown Innovation Challenge, funded and delivered by the Weston Family Foundation, is working to answer this question by planting the seeds of possibility. The applicants will address the interconnected challenges related to growing berries out-of-season, and catalyze a range of solutions relevant to a broad array of fruit and vegetable crops in Canada and around the world.

Download our press release here.