In a word: YES! We believe that the solutions to the world's most pressing agri-food challenges require interdisciplinary collaboration--cross-pollination, in agricultural terms. We are particularly interested in the participation of technical and technology professionals--for example, engineers and computer programmers who might not think of the agri-food sector as a natural fit for their expertise. That said, innovation takes many forms, and all professions may be able to add value.

Absolutely. The more members we have, the greater the value of belonging. Also, we're examining the feasibility of using this network to create an interactive map of Canada's agri-food technology ecosystem. This is all about encouraging a "collaborate to innovate" mindset, which starts with forming connections and building interdisciplinary bridges. So spread the word and invite your colleagues and other professional contacts to grow what will become a valuable Canadian agri-food resource.

Please do. Discussions are the name of the game. We don't want to generate all the content. This is a community and we encourage you to contribute to its growth.

No problem. Simply email your inquiry to We'll respond within one business day.

Absolutely. The only stipulation is that there be a contact person. Our site provides plenty of opportunity to promote your work and that of you organisation.

Nothing. There is no fee of any kind associated with belonging to, and participating in, our network.