$3M for research to help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions

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Two McGill research projects aimed at helping farmers mitigate greenhouse gas emissions will receive nearly $3 million in funding from the Government of Canada, federal officials announced.

Madramootoo named to IDRC Board

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Former Dean of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Macdonald Campus, Chandra Madramootoo, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

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With a population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, the planet must find ways to significantly increase food production by, for example, expanding irrigation or improving crop genetics. And this, despite the threat of unpredictable extreme weather conditions.

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Avec une population qui devrait atteindre les neuf milliards en 2050, la planète doit trouver les moyens d’augmenter de façon significative la production alimentaire, notamment en optimisant sa capacité d’irrigation ou en améliorant la génétique des cultures. Et ce, en dépit de la menace que font peser sur elle des conditions climatiques extrêmes et imprévisibles.