2010-11 Project Summaries of the New Directions Research Program

Welcome to the project summary page of the 2010-11 New Directions Research Program. These projects will assist the program's goal of stimulating the sustainable growth and competitiveness of Ontario's bioeconomy and agri-food and rural sectors.

The research areas of focus and their corresponding priorities change from year to year. The 2010-11 program had the following areas of focus:

The projects may vary from one to three years in length. They are listed below alphabetical order by title within a given research area of focus.

Disclaimer:

These projects have received funding support from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Such support does not indicate endorsement by the Ministry of the contents of the material.

Agrifood Value-Chains

Project #
Title
Researcher, Organization

Gap analysis of the complete value chain for ornamental plant products from breeding to the final consumer in both domestic and export markets

I. Lesschaeve,

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Emerging Markets

Project #
Title

Researcher,

Organization

Characterizing the value, market size and evolution, and infrastructure needs for profitable production of ethnic vegetables in Ontario

B. Campbel,

University of Guelph

Ontarian organic food market: Assessing the market potential and the understanding of, and confidence in, the organic food system.

L. Hamzaoui Essoussi

University of Ottawa

Information Systems Development for the Organic Sector

T. Schumilas,

Organic Council of Ontario

Food Processing

Project #
Title

Researcher,

Organization

Assessing the Competitiveness of Ontario Food Processing Industry: A Capability Development and Stakeholder Engagement Approach

E. Van Duren

University of Guelph

Precise fat trimming from pork cuts using robotics for export market

H Abdullah,

University of Guelph

Water Management

Project #
Title

Researcher,

Organization

Evaluation of innovative water treatment technologies for reuse of nutrient solutions in the horticulture industry

A. Huber,

Soil Resource Group

Improving water use efficiency on dairy farms in Ontario.

T. Nelson,

Agriculture Research Management Systems

New Approaches for Re-use of Rural Biodiesel Wastewater

R. Nicol,

University of Guelph

Other Projects

Project #
Title

Researcher,

Organization

Studies of Bobolink and related bird habitats on agricultural lands in Norfolk County

Jonathan Scath,

Delta Waterfowl Foundation

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Courriel : research.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Ainsley Archer, Research Analyst/RIB
Creation Date: 8 August 2011
Last Reviewed: 12 January 2015