Our Strategy

At GIFS, our Vision is a world where everyone has access to safe and nutritious food.  This is a bold vision, one that we will strive to achieve, every single day. We know we can’t do this alone, and in line with our Mission, we will work with our valued partners and stakeholders to discover, develop and deliver innovative solutions for the production of globally sustainable food.

We are guided by our Values, which are core to how we operate at GIFS:

Innovation. Excellence. Collaboration. Integrity. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Our strategy sets our direction for our next phase of growth. We have designed a plan that supports our intent to be a connector, bringing diverse partners together, and a catalyst, complementing the great work already being done to enhance production agriculture and food processing systems. We will do all this while moving at the speed of business to advance food security from here in Canada and beyond.

Key areas of focus for GIFS’ strategic plan include:

  • Collaboratively advancing food security through the discovery, development and delivery of innovative solutions: Working together with diverse stakeholders, GIFS will develop and deliver technologies and tools that enhance the food production system and that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
  • Expanding research capabilities and capacity: GIFS will grow and develop its research productivity and scope.

View our Strategy Map here.

To achieve expanded capacity, GIFS is establishing new scientific programs, as well as technology platforms that will add scale, increase our impact in agriculture biotechnology and enhance synergy in our ecosystem. The platforms are designed to support research and development that will enhance digital agriculture, accelerate plant breeding, increase quality crop yield and build plant resilience to climate change.


Stay tuned for more details on our new Technology Platforms and Programs.

Partner with us: Learn how we can work together to enhance production agriculture and food processing systems, and advance food security.