Agricultural and Rural Policy Research Theme (2008-2012)
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the University of Guelph (UofG) signed a new and enhanced Partnership agreement on April 28, 2009 for research, laboratory services and veterinary clinical education.
Agricultural and Rural Policy Research Theme is one of seven themes that are funded by the Partnership. The theme is divided into two sections:
The most recent items are listed first. Check the research news archive for older news items.
Launch of new Research Management System (RMS)- OMAFRA is now using an e-grant system for managing Ministry-funded research programs.
Agri-Food and Rural Link KTT Funding Program (OMAFRA-University of Guelph partnership)
List of successful KTT Projects from the Fall Call 2010 - 11 projects were funded for a total of $635,000.
Harnessing natures medicine - 2010 Agri-Food Yearbook - This second edition of the OMAFRA-UofG Partnership, Agri-Food yearbook focuses on sustainability from an economic, social and environmental view point.
The Agricultural and Rural Policy Research Theme (2008-2012) will require the development of the knowledge base and capacity to support the economic analysis of Ontario's agriculture, food and bioeconomy sectors and rural economy. This program has funding opportunities (with University of Guelph Principal Researcher). Summaries of funded projects can be searched through the University website.
Research Priorities for this Theme
An expert panel met during the summer of 2008 to determine the long term, strategic priorities for the Agricultural and Rural Policy Research Theme.
Accelerating the transformation of knowledge into use that is Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT). KTT is a new emphasis in the partnership between OMAFRA and the University of Guelph.
KTT is the synthesis, exchange and application of knowledge resulting from interactions among university researchers, OMAFRA, stakeholders of OFMAFRA and the University of Guelph and the public.
A team of OMAFRA and University of Guelph staff are working to increase the practical application of knowledge created from research.
The Other Research Themes funded through the Partnership
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Regarding Knowledge Translation and Transfer:
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