Protein Industries Canada (PIC) in partnership with an industry consortium, announced an investment of $ 9.25 million into a project that will help improve on-farm logistics and food traceability through an integrated data platform. This innovative project will reduce input costs and the overall environmental impact of the sector.
“The Protein Industries Supercluster project is showing the way for increased collaboration between SMEs by bringing together partners from across the agriculture value chain. Both Canadian consumers and farmers will benefit from reliable farm-level data that can support Canada’s reputation as a supplier of traceable food ingredients, and a champion of sustainable farming practices,” The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry said.
The consortium consists of Provision Analytics from Calgary, AB; Verge Technologies from Calgary, AB; Skymatics from Calgary, AB; and Coutts Agro from Kindersley. SK will invest, $4.6 million or half of the total project budget, with Protein Industries Canada’s co-investment making up the other half.