Saskatoon, SK – Nearly $7 million in funding for 46 crop-related research projects in Saskatchewan has been awarded by the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).
The funding leverages additional third party funding of more than $3.3 million, with the Western Grains Research Foundation, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission among the organizations partnering on ADF projects. In total, 28 of the projects are receiving at least some funding from one of these groups. In addition, a significant level of funding and in-kind contributions are being leveraged from various other partners.
“Pulse research is increasingly important to our industry as consumer demand for pulses continues to grow,” said Carl Potts, executive director of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers. “This funding will fuel further research in priority areas that will help us meet growing demand and build a long-term, sustainable future for the industry. We are pleased to once again partner with ADF on this work.”
A comprehensive list of the projects receiving funding can be found here.