Organic Science Cluster Canada

Contact

Dr. Andrew Hammermeister
Director
Manager of the Canadian Organic Science Cluster Research ProgramOrganic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC)
Faculty of Agriculture
Dalhousie University
P.O. Box 550
Truro, Nova Scotia
Canada B2N 5E3
Tel. +1 902-893-8037
E-mail ahammermeister(at)dal.ca
Internet www.organicagcentre.ca
Personal homepage

Organic Science Cluster Canada

Canada‚Äôs Organic Science Cluster (OSC) is a collaborative effort led jointly by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) at Dalhousie University's Agricultural Campus and the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC). The Organic Science Cluster is part of the Canadian Agri-Science Clusters Initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Growing Forward Policy Framework and is supported by contributions from industry partners.

The goals of the Organic Science Cluster are to facilitate a national strategic approach to organic science in Canada, link scientists across the country and disseminate the knowledge generated to organic stakeholders. The Organic Science Cluster has identified 10 sub-projects including 30 research activities that will be conducted by over 50 researchers plus 30 collaborators in approximately 45 research institutions.

This research comes at a time when there is renewed emphasis on innovation, efficiency (energy, labour, economics), and capturing value-added markets. Most of this research directed toward organic agriculture can also be applied to conventional production systems, drawing interest to this cluster from producers across Canada.

Weblinks

organicagcentre.ca: Website of the Organic Science Cluster