Agriculture Development Fund
The Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) was created to ensure that research relevant to Saskatchewan's agriculture is undertaken to help farmers and ranchers become successful. It provides project funding of nearly $14 million per year on a competitive basis to researchers in public and private research and development. The funding is provided to create future growth opportunities and to enhance the competitiveness of the provincial agriculture industry. This investment results in new knowledge, information and choices of technologies for producers and food processors, including feed and nutrition information for ranchers, and new crop cultivars and production information for farmers.
The Ministry's focus for research and development investments is the long-term sustainability of the agriculture sector in Saskatchewan. Therefore, the Ministry has taken an outcome based approach, targeting ADF to achieve the following outcomes:
In addition to the above mentioned outcomes, the ministry has also identified some specific outputs and priorities for each of the 15 SRP chairs.