Canadian National Wheat Cluster:
The CWRC will lead the Canadian National Wheat Cluster, which will receive partial funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program.
The Canadian National Wheat Cluster consists of a group of industry-led research projects submitted by various research institutions (universities and AAFC research centres) aimed at ensuring profitability for producers and long-term sustainability of wheat in the cropping rotation. The Wheat Cluster program runs from 2018 to 2023.
Successor programming to Core Wheat Breeding Agreements with western universities/research facilities:
In 2019/2020, CWRC will become the negotiating body / funding organization for the core wheat breeding agreement renewals that are currently in place with the western universities (University of Alberta, University of Manitoba and University of Saskatchewan), Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) and the AAFC research facilities. These agreements provide core funding to these research programs that cover a five-year timeframe.
Other joint research opportunities that may arise:
In future, the CWRC may see merit in funding other potential regional and national research and development activities related to wheat that are beneficial to all members.