Setting Research Priorities

The OMAFRA - UofG Partnership is committed to supporting strong rural communities, keeping our food safe and developing a prosperous, environmentally sustainable agri-food sector in Ontario -- now and in the future.  

The Partnership supports these goals by funding research based on research priorities set by an inclusive, multi-leveled priority setting process through the Ontario Research Advisory Network (ORAN). ORAN is a network of advisory bodies that provide long-term, strategic guidance for research program development as well as identification of short-term and emerging research priorities in the Partnership's seven research theme areas.

Research Priorities and Emerging Issues

OMAFRA, through recommendations from Expert Panels, established a set of research priorities, for each of the seven research themes in 2008, which were reviewed in the summer of 2017, by OMAFRA's Theme Advisory Groups, for projects to begin in 2018.

The 2017-2018 Research Priorities document defines key research areas within the seven research themes for the Call for Letters of Intent.