REGINA — Sept, 24 to 30 has been proclaimed Global Biotech Week in Saskatchewan. This week brings awareness to the province's achievements and celebrates the benefits of biotechnology, including in the agriculture sector.
Agricultural biotechnology equips Saskatchewan producers to continuously improve upon productivity and management practices, resulting in higher yields and product quality, states the Ministry of Agriculture in a press release.
According to the ministry, approximately one-third of Canada's agricultural biotechnology sector is in Saskatchewan and institutes here are leaders in the field of crop breeding, genetics and genomics.
The Government of Saskatchewan has made a $38 million commitment to agricultural research for the 2023-24 fiscal year.
Ag-West Bio co-ordinates activities across the province to mark Global Biotech Week. Members of the public are encouraged to check out several activities planned this week to showcase the province's bioeconomy, including how science benefits agriculture.
A full list of this year's events, including several in Saskatoon and online, is available at www.globalbiotechweeksask.ca/.
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