Food and Agriculture

A place of abundance

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Food and Agriculture

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
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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 food and agriculture ecosystem

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Organizations (By Type)

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Companies working in Food and Agriculture

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  • Corteva Agriscience Logo
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  • The Little Potato Company Logo
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  • United Farmers of Alberta Logo
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Projects

    The latest in Food and Agriculture

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    Latest News

    Upcoming Events

    • Trade Mission: India Energy Week

      February 6

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      India Energy Week is the pre-eminent platform for experts in the traditional and non-traditional energy industry from around the world and will embod…
    • Trade Mission: Mobile World Congress 2024

      February 25

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      MWC Barcelona is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 lea…
    • VilleAero Aerospace & Logistics Conference

      February 28 @ 4:30 pm

      The conference will focus on aircraft manufacturing, satellite manufacturing, avionics, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, and cutting-e…
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