Welcome to CAFA
The Manitoba Protein Research Strategy
Manitoba released the Manitoba Protein Advantage in 2019 to grow the plant and animal protein industry, create new value for producers and processors through innovation and value chain collaboration and attract new investment of $1.5 billion and 1,550 jobs by 2025.
The Manitoba and federal governments invested up to $100,000 in a research project led by Dr. James D. House, Professor at the University of Manitoba, who, along with The Consortium and a Strategic Advisory Body of industry leaders, was tasked with creating the protein research strategy, positioning Manitoba towards becoming a leader in sustainable protein production.
The implementation of this strategy is called Project ASPIRE: Accelerating Sustainable Protein Impact and Results.
Project ASPIRE targets 10 pillars of sustainable protein:
- Measurement, Monitoring and Verification
- Soil, Ecosystems and Biodiversity
- Branding, Communications and Marketing
- Sustainable Protein Industry
- Working Together
- Information and Knowledge
- Enabling Policy and Infrastructure
Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative (EMILI)
The Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative (EMILI) was created in 2016 to prepare and empower the Manitoba economy to leverage digital disruption for success with a specific focus on digital agriculture.
EMILI is a digital agriculture accelerator, based in Manitoba with projects that span the country. EMILI works with industry and academia to advance the adoption of intelligent technologies and to provide people with the skills and training required to succeed in a digital economy.