Food and Agriculture

A place of abundance

It's all here

The Edmonton region’s agricultural sector has scale, built on a foundation of excellence in sustainable practices. As a region that includes both a large urban centre and 1.7 million acres of fertile farmland, agriculture and agri-food in the region includes rural and urban, traditional and high-tech, and strong research and development ecosystems.

We’re an agriculture powerhouse

The region has a well-developed value chain that includes everything from primary farm production to food and beverage processing, including a vibrant cluster of craft breweries and distilleries and a burgeoning culinary tourism scene.

We’re one of the few places in the world that produces more food than it consumes

Beyond that, there’s nowhere in the world better suited to address global food scarcity challenges. We have:

  • clean and abundant water, land, and air
  • a climate conducive to food production
  • historical expertise in sustainable farming practices
  • a strong talent pipeline
  • trade infrastructure
  • proximity to a major markets

Statistics

  • 1.7 million acres of prime agricultural land
  • There has not been a region-wide crop failure in over 100 yrs
  • Trade agreements are unparalleled - access to 1.5 billion customers

Meet our leaders in Food and Agriculture

Our ecosystem

Organizations (By Type)

Companies working in Food and Agriculture

  • Bureau Vertias Logo
  • Cargill Logo
  • Corteva Agriscience Logo
  • lilydale Foods Logo
  • The Little Potato Company Logo
  • Tolko Logo
  • United Farmers of Alberta Logo
  • Bureau Vertias Logo
  • Cargill Logo
  • Corteva Agriscience Logo
  • lilydale Foods Logo
  • The Little Potato Company Logo
  • Tolko Logo
  • United Farmers of Alberta Logo

Projects

    The latest in Food and Agriculture

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    Upcoming Events

    • Trade Talks November 2022

      November 30 @ 8:00 am

      This is the first of what will be a quarterly meeting with a new topic each quarter! Enjoy some coffee and pastries while you learn about the opport…
    • The 2023 JUNO Awards in Edmonton

      March 13, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

      The JUNO Awards are heading back to Edmonton in 2023. The city, which is home to a vibrant medley of different cultures, attractions and natural…
    • Canadian Hydrogen Convention 2023

      April 25, 2023

      Canada is playing a critical role in the development of the global hydrogen economy with innovators in production processes and pioneers in fuel cel…

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