USask GIFS partnership receives $56M commitment for Bangladesh agtech centre


The University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) and the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council have received a $56M commitment from the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. This funding will be used to establish a research and training initiative in Bangladesh named the Bangabandhu-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Agriculture Technology Centre (BP-ATC). Through BP-ATC, partners will collaborate on research to enhance crop breeding and plant improvement, advance soil health, deliver innovations for post-harvest food handling, and bolster agricultural research data management. “By working in partnership with agriculture scientists in Bangladesh, we can aptly harness our knowledge and resource the next generation of researchers who will continue to combat the global food security crisis,” said USask VP Research Dr Baljit Singh.