Spotlight on Regina’s Agri-Food Innovation Ecosystem

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Bill Greuel Protein Industries CanadaAlanna Koch Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) by David Stobbe / StobbePhoto.caFrank Hart Protein Industries CanadaSarah Fedorchuk Mosaic Company
Bill Greuel / CEO - Protein Industries Canada
Alanna Koch / Chair of the Board - Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS)
Frank Hart / Chair of the Board - Protein Industries Canada (PIC)
Sarah Fedorchuk / VP Government & Public Affairs - Mosaic Company

Regina and Saskatchewan’s large land base, crop mix that is in demand globally, strong international reputation and great climate make in an epicentre for the sustainable supply of agri-food ingredients and products.

Investors can rely on Regina’s reputable innovation system—with farmers who are early adopters of new technologies—and business ecosystem that supports foreign investors. This spotlight will highlight what makes Regina and Saskatchewan an attractive destination for investment and the areas it can improve on to increase these investments.

Takeaways

  1. Canada must improve on its capacity to export value-added products, especially if it wants to lead the world in providing health-conscious choices to the future population—which is expected to grow to 10 billion by 2050.
  2. Canada’s agri-food sector is one of the world leaders in producing a sustainable supply of agri-food products and ingredients.
  3. Millennial and Generation Z consumers are shifting towards an environmentally-conscious and plant-based diet, which is increasing the demand for the plant proteins that Saskatchewan can provide.
  4. The Protein Industries Supercluster is increasing collaborations between the private sector, government, startups and academia to improve Saskatchewan’s agri-food sector while accelerating innovation in the industry.
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