GIFS reception with Members of Saskatchewan’s Legislative Assembly and other stakeholders
GIFS CEO Steve Webb speaks to Members of Saskatchewan’s Legislative Assembly and other stakeholders at a reception at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.
Representatives from the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) discussed the organization’s ambitious work with Members of Saskatchewan’s Legislative Assembly and other stakeholders at a reception at the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina on November 15.
At the event, GIFS Chief Executive Officer Steve Webb provided updates on the institute’s Corporate Strategic Plan, its world-class team and the many initiatives underway, including accelerated breeding and biomanufacturing, that will strengthen Saskatchewan’s position as a global leader in agricultural innovation.
“We’re bringing our expertise and technologies to bridge the gap between industry and academia and help make innovation happen,” Webb told attendees.
“Our technology platforms are best in class, at-scale, cutting-edge technologies that enable us to do research at the scale of industry and partner with government, academia and industry to bring new solutions forward.”
An impactful investment
The Government of Saskatchewan is one of three founding investors in GIFS, all of which reconfirmed their Memorandum of Agreement in 2021 and provided additional funding to support the institute’s next phase of growth.
The reception was an opportunity to highlight GIFS’ contributions to Saskatchewan’s current and future growth targets, including increasing crop production, growing exports and expanding added-value revenue.