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Resilient Agriculture

From discovery research to full-scale production of commercial outputs.

Our Resilient Agriculture program is focused on research to boost photosynthetic performance  in crops (photosynthesis is the process by which plants use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into energy and food).

Agriculture is a solution for mitigating the effects of climate change and managing greenhouse gas emissions. Through photosynthesis, plants are able to absorb and sequester carbon to create food and energy, making the process one of nature’s safest and most efficient sustainable solutions to address and reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

GIFS’ research programs to improve the photosynthetic efficiency  of plants will help lead to improved carbon capture and crop yield potential – a win for agriculture, economics and the environment.

Our Approach

Our Resilient Agriculture approach is four-fold:

  • Develop innovative strategies for the more efficient use of water, and the drought tolerance traits of crops.
  • Discover targets for improving crops’ efficient use of nutrients.
  • Identify genetic determinants for improvements in plants’ photosynthetic efficiency.
  • Target seed traits to deliver nutritional quality and increased food production.

The results of this important program will lead to crop agriculture that is more resilient, using natural resources in the environment and adaptive genetic features to:

Equip crop plants to better withstand environmental stresses, and Contribute to a reduced carbon footprint.  

Our scientific programs are: