RQRAD agricultural research network created through $2.5M grant

October 13, 2021
The Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT) and the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation (MAPAQ) have announced the creation of the Réseau québécois de recherche en agriculture durable (RQRAD). The network is coordinated Paul Thomassin of McGill University, Jacques Brodeur of the Université de Montréal, Jean Caron of Université Laval, and Alain N Rousseau of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique and is funded through $2.5M from the Government of Quebec. The RQRAD will focus on sustainable and environmentally responsible agriculture that will produce high quality food. Programming is focused on a variety of areas, including accelerating knowledge about soil health, conservation, and pesticide reduction. McGill (QC)