USask receives $2M to support measurement, promotion of sustainable agriculture practices

April 18, 2022
The University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) has received $2M in funding from the Government of Saskatchewan to support the measurement and promotion of sustainable agriculture practices. The funding will be used to define, accelerate, and communicate how the agriculture sector is contributing to improved environmental outcomes such as climate change mitigation. “Agriculture is a solution to mitigating the effects of climate change, and Canadian agriculture in particular is one of the most sustainable in the world,” said USask GIFS CEO Steven Webb. “We have an advantage we should be proud of, that we need to share globally, and the funding from the province will help yield results that will drive benefits for agriculture, Saskatchewan and Canada’s economy.” USask (SK)