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A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

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Infrastructure Support

Saskatchewan has made a concerted effort to develop and maintain state-of-the-art research and development institutions in the province to make them attractive for intellectuals and young researchers. In order to attract highly trained, dynamic thinkers, the Ministry works to ensure that the province's agricultural research and development institutions remain global leaders. The Ministry's contribution includes providing $2.6 million per year to support the operational costs of institutions, including:

Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS)

The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) was launched in December 2012 by its founding partners which include the University of Saskatchewan, the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) and the Government of Saskatchewan. PCS has already committed $35 million to GIFS over seven years while the Government of Saskatchewan has committed $15 million for the same period. Dr. Roger Beachy, a distinguished international scientist has been retained as GIFS' founding Chief Executive Officer and in July 2013 GIFS issued its first Request for Proposals. Multi-disciplinary teams were invited to submit project proposals focused on developing innovative science based solutions that maximize the vitality of the agriculture economy of Saskatchewan by adding value to crop and crop products that have producer, consumer and/or stakeholder benefits, including aspects that contribute to food and nutritional security.
The backdrop for establishment of GIFS is a global population that is expected to grow by 2.6 billion people between now and 2050. As a result, developed countries with significant natural resources have a responsibility to enhance food production to meet escalating global demands for food, feed and fibre. In particular, Saskatchewan, with almost one-half of Canada's agricultural land and a strong history of using cutting edge technology, is well positioned to be a key responder to the global need for food and agricultural products.

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