Province of Saskatchewan, PotashCorp commit $50 million to Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan

With today’s complex global food system, the research leadership the new institute will provide is urgently needed to develop not just the new science and technologies to increase food production and nutrition, but to impact the policy agenda so that changes can take place to improve how the various parts of the food system interact.

The partners have signed a Memorandum of Agreement outlining the institute’s mandate, funding, structure and governance. A search for the institute’s initial Executive Director & CEO is underway.

As the world’s largest crop nutrient company, PotashCorp plays an integral role in global food production. The company produces the three essential nutrients required to help farmers grow healthier, more abundant crops. With global population rising and diets improving in developing countries, crop nutrients such as potash, phosphates and nitrogen offer a responsible and practical solution to help produce the food we need, from the land we have.

SOURCE Creative Fire