Building an even stronger industry
RDAR's strategy describes how we anticipate and respond to the realities for food, agriculture and agribusiness, while scaling the impact research has in the industry.
Read it here.
Journey to 2027
How we're different
RDAR's strategy outlines a relentless drive to develop and invest in outcome-driven projects that will contribute to increased farm cash receipts, increased value-added investment, and an increase in agri-food employment.
We accelerate adoption of innovations on farm by mandating that each funded project includes a detailed plan on how results will be shared with its target audience and how it will go that Final Mile to the farm gate.
We cannot do this alone.
We collaborate with various partners to create opportunities, resolve issues, and generate innovations that benefit people, plants, animals, and the environment.
How we'll reach our goals
Eye on Profitability
Without profits, we're not sustainable. We challenge each project to show economic benefit for the agri-food value chain before we invest.
We define industry sustainability as being economically, environmentally, and socially resilient. RDAR's work supports sustainable practices to reduce any harmful elements and maximize beneficial practices.
RDAR is part of an integrated industry which is stronger through partnerships. We collaborate with various stakeholders, and encourage collaboration within projects. Ideally, each project will include a producers or processor, so that results are realistic and may be adopted.
We establish industry advisory groups to recommend priorities and focus area where investments may have the greatest positive impact.
Govern with Integrity
We are accountable to Albertans to invest public funds prudently. Through transparent investment processes and regular reporting, we build trust among stakeholders.