Enhancing the value of lentil variation for ecosystem survival

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 11.01.2024
Lead Researcher (PI): Kirstin Bett
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $12,650,000
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, AGT Foods, BASF AgSolutions, Genome Canada, Global Institute for Food Security, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, University of Marche, University of Palacky, University of Saskatchewan
Start Date: 2020
Project Length: 5 Years

Built on the momentum generated by the current Genome Canada project (Application of Genomics to Innovation in the Lentil Economy, AGILE), the goals of EVOLVES are to i) accelerate the improvement of the quality of Canadian lentils through strategic use of genetic variability, and ii) improve the capability and agility of the breeding program so Canada can promptly capture emerging market opportunities.