WHAT IS CAAIN?
Canada urgently needs to bridge the gap between today’s (and tomorrow’s) emerging technologies and traditional resource-oriented industries. Perhaps nowhere is this so essential as in the agri-food sector, which faces one of our world’s most critical problems: as our global population continues to grow, the amount of food, land and water available becomes more constrained. Never has it been more essential to find new ways to produce “more with less.”
The only way forward is to increase the productivity and efficiency of agri-food companies by applying new technological solutions, including artificial intelligence, automation, blockchain and others. However, it has been difficult for agri-food producers to work directly with the researchers and technology companies to shape emerging technologies into real tools that can be applied to farming and food production, limiting the adoption of new techniques and technologies.
How We’re Solving it
The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) is a group of technology and agri-food companies, universities, colleges, and research institutions working together to create new technological solutions for Canada’s agricultural and food producers.
CAAIN brings together technology and agri-food companies focused on creating and integrating automated and digitized solutions in Canada’s agri-food sector. Our projects focus on using techniques in artificial intelligence, advanced sensor technologies, hyperspectral imaging, and blockchain applications to increase the productivity of Canadian agri-food producers. By working together, agri-food producers can help technology companies understand their unique needs and develop technological solutions to challenges within the agri-food sector. This will allow tech firms to create, validate, commercialize and scale new products for the global agri-market.
CAAIN projects will drive increased precision, productivity and premium for Canada’s agri-food market, enable technology companies to reach an important sector with significant growth opportunities around the world, create jobs in both sectors and drive economic growth in Canada.
The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) brings together technology and agri-food companies to create new solutions that improve competitiveness, drive growth in both sectors and create jobs.