Agricultural Systems Read about our reseach impact
in the Food from Thought
Mid-term Report
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Planting the Fostering leading-edge research to sustainably feed our planet DISCOVER OUR RESEARCH Seed of Innovation Cultivating a New Crop Training the next generation of agri-food leaders LEARN MORE of Highly-Skilled Workers Harnessing Using data science and digital technologies to transform agri-food production LEARN MORE the Power of Data Mobilizing Getting research into the hands of decision-makers LEARN MORE Knowledge Into Action Bringing Research Turning research results into agri-food products and solutions LEARN MORE into the Marketplace

Food from Thought is a research program at the University of Guelph funded in part by a $76.6-million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Food from Thought will position Canada as a global leader in the development of innovative solutions that improve both the sustainability and productivity of agricultural production at global, landscape, and micro scales.

By the Numbers


More than $35 million invested in research


165 Expert faculty researchers

300 +

300+ Outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows


60 Patents and copyrights generated by Food from Thought research projects


61 Highly qualified personnel scholarships awarded to graduate students


13 Policy fellows have completed the Policy Fellowship Program

Fostering Agricultural Research & Innovation

Food from Thought brings together the University of Guelph’s world-renowned food and agricultural researchers, along with partnerships in industry, decision-makers and other research institutions, to find solutions to key challenges facing food and agriculture today.

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