Agri-food Data Canada (ADC) is creating a data ecosystem serving agri-food sustainability. Through investments in technology, infrastructure and culture, we are helping researchers and the research community get more value from the data researchers are already collecting.
Agri-food Data Canada is currently being incubated within Food from Thought, a research program led by the University of Guelph and funded by a $76.6-million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. The program is intended to increase the sustainability and productivity of global food production by leveraging the power of leading-edge data science, agri-food research, and biodiversity science. Food from Thought will position Canada as a global leader in the development of innovative solutions that improve both the sustainability and the productivity of food systems at global, landscape, and micro levels.
Our mission is to support researchers in developing knowledge from their data. We will help researchers understand and improve the complex relationship between agriculture and ecosystems through data management infrastructure, data governance and analytics solutions.
Our vision is to be researcher-centered, providing reliable data management and analytics ecosystems that fuel innovation and enable broad access to world-leading, curated research data that promotes opportunities for innovation and partnerships.