Research Areas

Located at the University of Saskatchewan, GIFS is conducting research that is focused on creating technologies that transform the way agriculture is done in developed nations, and then transferring the most appropriate of those technologies to developing nations.

Our research themes are seed and developmental biology, root-soil-microbial interactions, and digital and computational agriculture.

As world population peaks at 9.6 billion in 2050, productivity levels and yield per hectare in developed nations must increase by 70% to match. As agriculture in these parts of the world is already technology intensive, achieving this requires “disruptive innovation.” Meeting these challenges is an awesome responsibility for the developed world, but it is also a huge economic opportunity for nations like Canada with a large agriculture and food sector.

Funded Research

To date, GIFS has funded a variety of research projects across many disciplines. To view them, click here.