OMAFRA currently invests over $60 million annually in research and innovation.

Our research programs support:

  • industry-driven research and innovation objectives
  • broader knowledge/tech transfer within the sector

Learn more OMAFRA’s support for broader innovation initiatives across the agri-food sector.

Ontario Agri-food Innovation Alliance

The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance (previously the OMAFRA-University of Guelph Partnership) is a collaboration between OMAFRA and the University of Guelph.

The programs under the Alliance are only open to University of Guelph staff and faculty, but there are opportunities for collaboration with external partners.

Ontario Agri-food Research Initiative

The Ontario Agri-food Research Initiative provides funding for open research programs that help create innovative products to support the agri-food industry.

The initiative is managed by OMAFRA and funded under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

These programs are open to:

  • academia (colleges or universities)
  • research institutes
  • industry or businesses
  • non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Indigenous groups
  • municipal government
  • others

Browse a list of past project recipients and amounts awarded through this initiative.

Other research councils and organizations

Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

National Research Council Canada

Contact us

For more information, e-mail research.omafra@ontario.ca.