Any person, business or organization with an idea that may be of practical value to Saskatchewan's agriculture and food industry is encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent.
- Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Technical Assistants
- Consultant Fees
- Equipment Rental
- Project Travel (conferences, field work, collaboration/consultation)
Applicants are advised that overhead costs, equipment, and publication costs are not eligible for ADF funding.
Proposed research projects must align with Ministry and industry priorities. The Ministry of Agriculture's focus for research and development investments is the long-term sustainability of the agriculture sector in Saskatchewan. Therefore, the Ministry has taken an outcome based approach, targeting ADF to achieve the following outcomes:
- New crops and/or cultivars meeting market demands and consumer preferences
- Increased livestock competitiveness
- Optimized livestock feeding systems
- New and innovative food, bioproducts and processing technologies
- Improved food quality
- Innovative and sustainable farming systems and practices
- Enhanced adaptive capacity of the provincial soil and ecosystem resources
- Utilization of biotechnology to enhance agriculture and value-added production
- Decreased agricultural production risks
In addition to the above mentioned outcomes, the Ministry of Agriculture has also identified some specific outputs and priorities for each of the Strategic Research Program chairs.