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Food's Future

Agritech for Food Security

December 20, 2022
11:30 - 1:00 PM PT
Digital event

Agritech for Food Security

December 20, 2022

How can Canada develop and deploy next generation technologies to build up domestic food supply?

North American food supply is facing compounding pressures. In response, a collection of new and innovative technologies are emerging across the industry that are addressing those pressures. British Columbia and Canada can be a leader in their development and deployment.

These technologies are bolstering domestic food supply in Canada and the US by reducing dependencies on global trade, amplifying production at home, and increasing export capacity into global markets.

They include environment-controlled facilities that produce fruits and vegetables anywhere, cellular agriculture that produces alternative proteins, and AI, robotics, and IoT that increase efficiency and accuracy on the farm, boosting productivity and limiting human error.

CityAge, the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and EMILI are coming together on December 20 to profile some of these technologies, discuss how the province can foster more tech development, and explore strategies for scaling these solutions to keep our food supply secure.


Stuart Lilley
Stuart Lilley
Refeed Farm
Dr. Evan Fraser
Dr. Evan Fraser
Director, Arrell Food Institute
University of Guelph
Laila Benkrima
Laila Benkrima
Director Innovation & Technology Agritech,
Simon Fraser University - BC Centre for AgriTech Innovation
Jacqueline Keena
Jacqueline Keena
Managing Director


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BC Ministry of Ag
Canadian Agriculture Partnership

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Themes will include:

  • The most promising technologies that are building food security, while prioritizing sustainability
  • How to accelerate the implementation of IOT, AI and other technologies
  • How to foster R&D and testing of new technologies
  • How to scale the solutions we have


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