Collaboration is in our DNA. As we work to grow agriculture in Alberta, producers and researchers alike motivate us to do more.
RDAR (Results Driven Agriculture Research) works with our partners to accelerate the impact of agriculture research in Alberta. Our priorities meet producers’ needs. RDAR is committed to directing strategic investments in research and innovation that can maximize benefits and increase profitability. By collaborating with producers and researchers, we tap into existing talent and fund ideas generated by innovators to push the boundaries of Alberta’s agriculture potential. Our activities are funded through the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, a federal-provincial investment in strategic programs and initiatives for the agriculture sector and tasked with directing the Government of Alberta’s $37 million annual commitment to agriculture research.
Big ideas are here; RDAR helps them grow.
Board & Staff
RDAR’s Board and Staff are individuals passionate about accelerating innovation in Alberta’s agriculture research. RDAR is steering Alberta in a new bold direction with RDAR’s members—Alberta producers—directing priorities and programs to lead the way.
RDAR’s membership consists of all members of the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council, or an incorporated not-for-profit association whose members are organizations representing Alberta agriculture producers, or individual Alberta agriculture producers.
Plans & Reports
RDAR was created after an in-depth consultation with the agriculture research community in Alberta. This process revealed producers, in collaboration with other partners (like scientists, educational institutions and private industry), are better positioned than government officials to determine research priorities. A big part of that is ensuring transparency and open communication remain the essence of how we operate. Here you’ll find our plans, Board’s activities, efforts and progress since our inception.
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