the journey to 2027
RDAR’s 5-year Strategic Framework guides RDAR through 2027. It outlines what RDAR will do to anticipate and respond to macro trends shaping a new reality for agriculture, food, and agribusinesses. It also details how RDAR will scale its impact while delivering on Alberta’s objectives and producer outcomes: increased farm receipts; increased export revenues; and increased agri-sector employment, including jobs beyond farms and ranches, and growing the value-added sector. We will meet these outcomes by producing results-driven research that’s put into practice.
BY 2027, RDAR WILL BE A TRUSTED MODEL FOR AGRICULTURE RESEARCH FUNDING BY:
- Investing in outcome-driven projects that, over five years, will have contributed to an increase in farm cash receipts, exports, and value-added investments and jobs.
- Accelerating the adoption of transformational, SMART ag, sustainable environmental practices, together with science-based management approaches to increase competitiveness, profitability and productivity.
- Fostering transdisciplinary partnerships to create opportunities, resolve issues and generate innovations that benefit people, plants, animals, and the environment.
RDAR BELIEVES AGRICULTURE’S FUTURE WILL BE:
Smart and connected
Farms, ranches, and other food-producing operations will be increasingly SMART Agriculture (Agriculture 4.0) connected.
Responsive to climate change
Environmental opportunities and challenges will be addressed by science-informed initiatives.
By 2032, Alberta will become a global leader for innovation in agriculture.
Farm production will be tailored and differentiated to meet high-value market demands.
Focused on Food Supply, Affordability and Safety
Greenhouses, urban farms, and vertical farms will be located close to population centres to supply the public with fresh, high-quality, locally grown produce.