Edmonton’s advantage in agribusiness is linked to established research institutions, knowledge-based technology and agencies vital to enhancing crop inputs, food processing, manufacturing, bioresource technology and biosystem management.

Fueled as Canada’s major export gateway to Asia, Edmonton’s agri-technology innovation supports regional demand for quality food and fibre, production efficiency and sustainability. Agriculture has seen the largest GDP growth rate of 32.2% from 2019-2021 in Edmonton CMA. The majority of the sub-sector growth is in industrial crops, food processing and service based.

There is massive sector potential in the next 45 years with global food demand to meet population growth, land degradation, water scarcity and climate change. Edmonton companies are utilizing business incubators, science and culinary food studies and leadership in robotics, data analytics and value-added products to service a growing niche market.