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Founded in 2012 in a partnership between Nutrien, the Government of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan (USask), GIFS’ vision is a world where everyone has access to safe and nutritious food. Striving towards this bold vision, we invest in relevant technology platforms that provide scale and transform our scientific competencies and capabilities into capacities for stakeholders, making us a catalyst for partnerships and innovation world-wide.

  • - Ken Seitz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nutrien

    Achieving global food security is central to Nutrien’s Purpose to grow our world from the ground up, and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) is doing incredibly important work in this area. Saskatchewan is one of the world’s strongest agri-science ecosystems, and we’re proud to partner with GIFS, the Province and the University of Saskatchewan, to help bring innovations to market that will help farmers succeed in sustainably feeding a growing planet to realize Nutrien’s Feeding the Future plan commitments.

    Nutrien is committed to helping growers around the world increase food production in a sustainable manner. The Global Institute for Food Security shares this vision and has created a model that capitalizes on the expertise at the University of Saskatchewan and focuses on innovation in the agricultural industry in Canada and developing countries around the world.
  • - The Honourable Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan

    The plan for growth positions Saskatchewan as a global leader in food security and innovation by 2020. Advancing Saskatchewan’s agricultural advantage allows us to significantly increase the global food supply – our moral obligation as a good global citizen – while building the next economy, an innovation economy, here at home.

    The Government of Saskatchewan invested CDN $15 million over seven years. GIFS will apply Saskatchewan’s unique resources, innovation and expertise to address the increasing global demand for safe, reliable food.
  • - Peter Stoicheff, President and Vice-Chancellor

    Over the past century, the University of Saskatchewan, a globally renowned centre of excellence in agriculture and food-system related research, has led far-sighted research and innovation to help grow a province and feed a growing nation. Now, through this innovative partnership and its bold vision, we are building on our strengths, world-class facilities, and expertise to provide new research solutions that will help feed a growing world.

    University of Saskatchewan, a globally renowned centre of excellence in agriculture and food-system related research, has contributed its world-class facilities and expertise critical to GIFS’ success.