Protein Industries Canada (PIC) introduced July 20 their co-investment in a project that may enhance data use inside Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.
The project is led by the Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Studying Initiative (EMILI), in collaboration with the Alberta Data Institute (ADI), a program below Alberta Innovates, in addition to a lot of different collaborating organizations.
The EMILI Data Initiative will handle data literacy data gaps, and work to raised perceive essential points arising from the growing use of data within the agri-food sector corresponding to data possession, standardization, and privateness.
The project will result in a lot of direct and oblique advantages, says PIC, together with a greater understanding of the present challenges and alternatives associated to using data-intensive applied sciences, stronger belief and transparency associated to data use, and culture-building surrounding data governance and stewardship throughout the worth chain.
“Data offers Canada’s agrifood sector great opportunities for sustainable growth,” says the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Trade. “With support from the Protein Industries Supercluster, EMILI and its partners will offer unique insight and benefits all across the value chain, from farm to fork.”
The project will deal with 4 areas:
- utilizing hands-on expertise demonstration to discover the power to share data alongside the worth chain;
- researching data possession, data privateness, and interoperability and requirements for agri-food data;
- creating data literacy coaching packages for producers, technologists and others working alongside the meals worth chain; and,
- creating an advisory working group to supply oversight and path for subsequent steps.
“Improving the way our sector uses data will go a long way toward helping satisfy consumer demands,” says Invoice Greuel, CEO of PIC. “With the right data systems in place, consumers will be able to trace their food from farm to fork—including its positive sustainability story. This project will help bring us closer to where the sector needs to be to make that a reality.”
A complete of $903,000 is dedicated to the project, with Protein Industries Canada contributing $438,000 and the project members collectively committing $465,000.
That is PIC’s twenty third project announcement, together with their third capability constructing project announcement.