Our work

What we are working on

The continued success of Canadian agriculture relies on its ability to focus on adopting technology, attracting a skilled and diverse labour force, and embracing sustainability, all of which supports profitability on the farm. The Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative (EMILI) is proud of the work we do to support this success.

Click on the images below to learn more about our current projects. The projects highlighted on this page represent some of the work we are doing in collaboration with industry and academic partners to accelerate the adoption of intelligent technologies and provide people with vital skills and training.

Innovation Farms Activities
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EMILI provides innovators across industry and academia access to leading-edge equipment, technology, and production practices in order to:
enable farmer-centric innovation;
advance sustainable technologies and techniques;
and increase digital agriculture skills and knowledge.

Canadian Agri-Food Data Initiative
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Through technology demonstrations, applied research, and data literacy training programs, we aim to build the capacity of the Canadian agriculture and food sector to make use of data and digital tools in a responsible way.

Explore Project
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As the need for a skilled workforce grows, we are working with industry and academic partners to create learning opportunities and increase awareness of the rewarding career paths in the agri-food industry. (Photo credit: Actua)

Emergence Grants
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We are committed to supporting start-ups and connecting agri-food entrepreneurs with resources, connections, and financial support to expand digital agriculture and attract new business to Manitoba.

Machine Learning
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Insights derived from this data will increase crop yields, expedite crop breeding and optimize input application and other agricultural practices to promote machine learning and grow the digital agriculture industry in Manitoba.

Water Strategy
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To inform the creation of a new provincial water management strategy, we have researched and analyzed a broad range of perspectives around water-related issues and the application of intelligent technologies.

Manitoba Digital Agriculture Table
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EMILI hosts the Digital Agriculture Table to share expertise, enhance Manitoba's competitive advantage, and grow the collective agricultural capacity and the provincial economy.

This is agriculture
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EMILI's "This is Agriculture" campaign highlights talented and diverse people working in Canada's digital agriculture sector.

Collaborate with us

Working together, we can increase integration of intelligent technologies, empower people with digital skills, support scale-ups to grow in the prairies, and accelerate Manitoba's growth as a leader in digital agriculture.

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