Advancing agriculture, agribusiness and tourism

Applied Research that is accessible, simple and efficient

We offer research and development that adds value to your organization through access to funding, faculty expertise, research facilities, and student work opportunities.

What is advancing agriculture, agri-business and tourism?

In alignment with the field-to-fork concept at the Centre for Food (CFF), these research projects deal with sustainable food products and support the agri-business and tourism industry.

Research infrastructure for advancing agriculture, agri-business and tourism

The Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ORSIE) also has significant research infrastructure and most recently added the following:

How is Durham College supporting the agricultural community?

The CFF, located at the Whitby campus, is shaping the future of local food and farming industries to help maintain Ontario’s strong agricultural tradition. It features state-of-the-art microbiology and chemistry labs, an apple orchard, a 1,700-square-foot greenhouse and hoop house, two acres for production and applied research, a walk-in growth chamber, a reach-in growth chamber and a craft beer brew line.  DC is also developing a 30-acre research site for field trials. Faculty research includes plant pathology and integrated pest management, primarily with horticulture crops; mechanical electronics (robotics); and information technology.

Other successful projects for Advancing Agriculture, Agri-business and Tourism: