Agriculture, Food and the Bio-economy

Agriculture, Food, and the Bio-economy generates knowledge focused on agriculture, food, and bio-products that transforms understanding, practice, and policy to promote safe, sustainable, secure food systems and a vigorous bio-economy.

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A better bottom line (Research Magazine)

The third edition of the OMAFRA-UofG Partnership, Agri-Food yearbook.  Click on the magazine cover for a full screen view. 

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A Helping Hand (Research Magazine)

The Winter 2011 Research magazine focuses on human health and disease. Click on the magazine cover for a full screen view.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Research (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

At the University of Guelph, agriculture and agri-food researchers are uniquely poised to connect with provincial and federal departments and granting councils, as well as business, industry and Canada’s largest commodity groups.

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All eyes north: Is climate change already having a profound effect on vegetation? (Canada Research Chairs - 2 pager)

Highlighting the research of Canada Research Chair Merrit Turetsky, Canada Research Chair in Integrative Ecology.

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Aphid advisor (video)

Prof. Rebecca Hallett has created a smartphone application or app to help farmers with crop pest management.  It is called Aphid Advisor and can be used on a BlackBerry.

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Barry Smit - Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Recognition Announcement)

Hats off to University of Guelph geography professor Barry Smit – he’s been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, recognizing him as one of the world’s leading authorities on climate change. This award honours scholars for original thought, work and leadership that has advanced their field and enriched Canada’s cultural and intellectual life. Barry, who has done extensive work in Canada’s North, is the first U of G professor to win this award. Congratulations Barry!

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Beekeeping extension in Vietnam (video)

Producers: Gard Otis and Joey Sabljic - University of Guelph

Category: Extension (Outreach)

This video highlights the remarkable successes of a beekeeping development project based in rural communes of Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam.  Funded by CIDA and managed by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, faculty from several Canadian Universities worked with colleagues of the Vietnam Bee Research and Development Centre to design and implement the project.

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Beekeeping extension project in rural Vietnam (video)

University of Guelph Professor Gard Otis, School of Environmental Sciences, talks about the beekeeping extension and training project he has been leading in rural Vietnam since 2005.

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Better Food for a Better Planet (Strategically Themed Newsletter)

Better food makes for a better planet. Food gives people strength and vitality, and healthy people who are properly nourished are better at fighting disease than those who are malnourished. Food is fundamental to life, and the University of Guelph is on the leading edge of innovative research dedicated to creating safe, plentiful, nourishing and sustainable food sources.

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Bonnie Mallard - one of the top innovative products at the World Dairy Expo 2013 (Recognition Announcement)

At this year’s prestigious World Dairy Expo, a technology called High Immune Response - developed at the University of Guelph by Prof. Bonnie Mallard and her team - was named one of the top innovative products of 2013. The technology, licensed by the Catalyst Centre to Canada’s largest dairy genetics company, the Semex Alliance, is marketed as Immunity+. Congratulations to Bonnie and her team, and thanks to Semex and Vice-President Brad Sayles (pictured overleaf with Bonnie and the highly coveted award) for making Immunity+ available to improve the health of cattle worldwide.