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Minister MacAulay announces investment to strengthen Canada’s canola sector

Canola is a crop with so much potential. As both a nutritious food ingredient and a renewable fuel source, canola is one of Canada's most valuable agricultural exports and an important driver of our economy.

To further strengthen Canada’s canola industry, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced over $9 million to the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) through the AgriScience Program – Clusters Component, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

The goal of the Canola Cluster is to sustainably increase Canada’s canola productivity, help the canola sector meet rising global demands and improve our global competitiveness. To achieve these objectives, activities undertaken by the CCC under this funding will focus on three priority areas: research on sustainable, and reliable supply; increasing value; and ensuring stable and open trade. This will also contribute to reducing GHG emissions, increasing carbon sequestration, improving soil and water quality, and enhancing biodiversity.

This critical research will keep the sector on the cutting edge so it can continue to grow sustainably, while feeding and fueling Canada, and the world. 

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