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CANADA’S ORGANIC SCIENCE CLUSTER: SCIENCE WITH IMPACT FOR PROFITABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY AND COMPETITIVENESS

Hammermeister, Andrew; Savard, Margaret; MacKenzie, Joanna and Lynch, Derek (2014) CANADA’S ORGANIC SCIENCE CLUSTER: SCIENCE WITH IMPACT FOR PROFITABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY AND COMPETITIVENESS. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 1, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 117-120.

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In this paper we provide an overview of the goals and potential benefits of a national science program for organic agriculture in Canada from 2013-2018 (application currently under review). The “Organic Science Cluster II (OSCII): Science With Impact for Profitability, Sustainability and Competitiveness” is linked with Canada’s Organic Value Chain Roundtable, the think tank addressing priorities for increasing capacity and market development for organic. OSCII will increase competitiveness by addressing barriers that are constraining production and by capturing new market opportunities such as emerging crops, aquaculture, and ornamental horticulture. OSCII will be coordinated and managed by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture on behalf of the industry applicant, the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC).


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Canada, Organic Science Cluster, national program, research, field crops, horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, dairy
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Research communication and quality
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Canada
Research affiliation: Canada > Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada/Centre d'agriculture biologique du Canada
International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Hammermeister, Dr. Andrew
ID Code:24063
Deposited On:31 Oct 2014 11:52
Last Modified:19 Nov 2014 14:27
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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