USask receives $5M to create FCC Accelerated Breeding Program

The University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) has received $5M from Farm Credit Canada (FCC) to create the FCC Accelerated Breeding Program. USask explains that accelerated breeding is a field that combines a variety of technologies to “increase the rate of genetic gain for crop and livestock breeding programs.” USask GIFS CEO Steven Webb said that this program will provide public and private sector organizations with “access to the most advanced tools and technologies” available and will accelerate “the productivity gains for new crop and livestock varieties and hybrids in Canada.”

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