Our Mission

OAFT’s mission is to provide leadership and coordination in utilizing technology to generate wealth and sustainability for the agricultural and food industries of Ontario by focusing on four key action areas:

  • Encourage and support collaboration among public and private research groups to enhance the development and acceptance of products we produce.
  • Development, support and coordination of research programs amongst Ontario's institutions; thereby providing new product opportunities, ensuring innovation, efficiency and focus, and establishing new research partnerships and business opportunities, many of which will be in non-food areas.
  • Creating a skills and expertise database of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies research scientists in biotechnology and bioproducts to help ensure that the best scientific expertise is used on a specific project. Maintaining this resource will also facilitate communication regarding potential research projects and focus research on relevant applications.
  • Securing funding to support research and development of new technologies and importantly, helping to find financing for companies to produce their products.