Business & Policy
Potatoes New Brunswick receives $1.4 million research investment
By Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
July 14, 2015 -A $1.4 million investment from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will help Potatoes New Brunswick lead a national research effort to help improve potato yields and the export competitiveness of Canadian French fries.
This investment will enable Potatoes New Brunswick to work with other industry partners, Agriculture Canada scientists and universities to identify factors that limit potato yields. On-farm experiments will help overcome these limitations and recommend new tools and technologies to potato farmers across the country.
Potatoes New Brunswick will work with a number of key national partners, including the P.E.I. Potato Board, McCain Foods Ltd., the Manitoba Horticulture Productivity Enhancement Centre, Dalhousie University, the University of Manitoba and the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Quebec City.
This investment is being made through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriInnovation Program, a five-year, up to $698 million program under the Growing Forward 2 policy framework.
Potatoes New Brunswick is a non-profit, producer driven organization incorporated in 2006 that aims to enhance the competitiveness of the province’s potato sector.