The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced a federal investment of $9.8 million to the Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture 4 in Abbotsford, BC yesterday. Cluster 4, led by the  Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC), will include an additional $7.7 million in contributions from industry, for a total investment of $17.5 million.

This approval is a result of the outstanding efforts of all the research teams and a great deal of industry collaboration and support. The Canadian AgriScience Cluster for Horticulture 4 focuses on innovation, competitiveness, and sustainability to ensure Canadian fruit and vegetable growers have the tools and resources they need to continue to grow high-quality, healthy fruits and vegetables for Canadians and the world.

Activities facilitate cooperation between AAFC, university/college, and private researchers to best utilize the scientific expertise available across Canada.

Read the full announcement from AAFC here.