Agriculture is evolving quickly. Innovations in sustainable resource use, automation, food safety, processing, and improved land use are essential to ensure that Canada remains food-secure and competitive in an increasingly integrated global food system. Pressures in the agriculture sector are forcing producers to diversify crop production and integrate value-added activities that enable B.C.’s producers to retain and grow their competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
The University of The Fraser Valley is currently raising funds to support the sustainable, long-term operation of the new Institute. Supporting a program of rigorous applied interdisciplinary research, the Food & Agriculture Institute endowment will enable us to respond to rapidly emerging issues and to develop best practices for agricultural land use. The endowment will also allow us to hire student researchers to work on projects, providing applied research experience and exceptional career training.
Contact the University of the Fraser Valley's Advancement team to discuss donor opportunities.