Canadian Wheat Improvement Flagship

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Canadian Wheat Alliance

The Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA) represents an unprecedented 11-year commitment among Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the University of Saskatchewan, the Government of Saskatchewan and the National Research Council Canada, to support and advance research that will improve the profitability of Canadian wheat producers. CWA members are integrating their complementary areas of expertise in wheat breeding, genomics, biotechnology and pathology to help create the critical R&D mass needed to enable Canada to significantly increase its share of global wheat production.

The Canadian Wheat Improvement Flagship is NRC's contribution to the Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA), a strategic collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the University of Saskatchewan's Crop Development Centre and the Government of Saskatchewan. Through its flagship initiative, NRC provides CWA with expertise in genomics technologies, tool development and plant biotechnology to contribute to the CWA goal of improving the yield, production, sustainability and profitability of Canadian wheat for the benefit of our farmers and our economy.


If you're interested in wheat research and development, expanding your network or knowledge base, accessing our advanced scientific infrastructure or connecting with our experts, contact:

Faouzi Bekkaoui, Executive Director
Telephone: 306-975-5274

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