AFBI Funded Research Projects

During 2008/2016 the AFBI has provided funding for 45 research projects on a wide range of topics.  As the AFBI is committed to invest in graduate education it has provided funding for 35 graduate student research projects of the University of Saskatchewan.  These projects were all co-funded in-kind through supervisory roles, and other University support.  The list of research projects that were funded by the AFBI during 2008/2015 is found below.

2016

Project # 1: Business Risk Management Programs and On-Farm Investment
Peter Slade and Alistair Campbell

2015

Project # 1: Responses to CETA within the Canadian Beef Value Chain
Eric Micheels, Jill Hobbs, Bill Kerr, Kathy Larson and Amanda Gabruch
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Project # 2: Transporting regional commodities to export markets - what does the future hold for the Prairie grain handling system? A spatial analysis and forecast
James Nolan and Azin Rahimi
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Project # 3: Identification and Management of Risk in Production Agriculture in Saskatchewan
Eric Micheels, Kathy Larson and Cosmos Atta
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Project # 4: Crop Research Allocation Processes in Producer Controlled Organisations
Richard Gray and Seyed Hosseini Pozveh
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Project # 5: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Market Prospects Program
Bill Brown, James Lokken and Charles Appaih
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Project # 6: Deconstructing Public Perceptions of Bioscience Innovations: Social Networks, Information, and Communication Strategies
Jill Hobbs, Stuart Smyth and Yang Yang
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Project # 7: Barriers to Growth in Rural Saskatchewan -- A Case Study of Municipal Tax and Non-Tax Incentives
Suren Kulshreshtha
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2014

Project # 1: Productivity Growth in the Crop and Livestock Sectors in the Prairie Provinces
Richard Gray and Lana Awada
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Project # 2.a: Assessing the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Herbicide Tolerant Crop Production
Stuart Smyth
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Project # 2.b: Comparing the Adoption of Genetically Modified Canola in Canada and Australia: The Environmental and Economic Opportunity Costs of Delay (Completed)
Stuart Smyth and Scott Biden

Project # 2.c: Ex-ante Impact Assessment of Genetically Modified Maize Adoption in El Salvador (Completed)
Stuart Smyth and Diego Macall

Project # 3: Examining the Resources and Capabilities for Profiting from Technological Innovations in Production Agricultural Systems
Eric Micheels and Tetiana Zmazhenko
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2013

Project # 1: Market Prospects (Completed)
Kenneth Rosaasen
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Project # 2: One Earth Farms: A Model for Private Agricultural Investment? (Completed)
David C. Natcher and Tom Allen
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Project # 3: A Comparison of Prairie Cash Grain Farms with other Major Exporting Countries (Completed)
R.A. Schoney, and Eric Micheels
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Project # 4: Measuring Innovation and the Productivity Growth in Canadian Agriculture (Completed)
Lana Awada and Richard Gray
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Project # 5: Building on the Saskatchewan advantage: Empirical investigations of leveraging the value of "Made in Canada/Saskatchewan" brand to enhance international market development
David Zhang
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Project # 6: Attitude Toward and Use of Risk Management Tools in Saskatchewan Agriculture (Completed)
Eric Micheels, Ken Rosaasen and Geoff Backman
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Project # 7: The Proposed Canada-India Free Trade Agreement and the Market for Saskatchewan Lentils (Completed)
Bill Kerr and Marija Pavleska
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Project # 8: Irrigation Development as an Instrument for Economic Growth
Suren Kulshreshtha and Jillian Panchuk
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Project # 9: Potential for New Markets for Saskatchewan Pulses and Lentils in the TransPacific Partnership (Completed)
William Kerr and Tekuni Nakuja
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2012

Project # 1: An Assessment of Consumers' Willingness to pay for Milk and Milk Products Containing Credence Attributes (Completed)
Eric Micheels, Jill Hobbs and Shelicia Forbes-Brown
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Project # 2: The Economic Impacts of Livestock Disease: Animal Traceability Technologies and Regionalization Policies (Completed)
Jill Hobbs and Michel St. Louis
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Project # 3: Exploring The Adoption of Traceability Technologies in Canadian Agri-Food Sector: An Empirical Approach (Completed)
Jill Hobbs and Albert Ugochukwu
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Project # 4: Food Quality Innovations and Trust: Exploring the Role of Standards, Labels and Brands (Completed)
Jill Hobbs and Rim Lassoued
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Project # 5: Adventitious Presence, Market Closures and Innovation- A New Facet of Trade Problems for GM Products
William Kerr and Majed Feghaly
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Project # 6: Effect of climate change on farmers' choice of crops: An econometric analysis (Completed)
Suren Kulshrestha and Jolene Grise
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Project # 7: Insights into Fresh Vegetable Sector in Saskatchewan (Completed)
Bill Brown and Maryam Ahooghalandari
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Project # 8: A Productivity Analysis of Aggregate Public and Private R&D Investments in Canadian Wheat and Canola Industries (Completed)
Metin Cakir, Richard Gray and Liyang Huang
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Project # 9: An Assessment of the Market Orientation and Entrepreneurial Orientation of Saskatchewan and Northern U.S grain and Livestock Farms (Completed)
Eric Micheels and Manglai
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Project # 10: An Assessment of the effects of Market Orientation and Entrepreneurial Orientation on Farm Performance (Completed)
Eric Micheels and Eduardo Pina
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Project # 11: Incentives for the Adoption of Socially-Beneficial Technologies: The Case of an E. coli Vaccine (Completed)
Jill Hobbs and Brian Ochieng’
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Project # 12: International Wheat Royality Systems and Revenue Generation: An International Comparison (Completed)
Richard Gray and Seraina Giovanoli
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2008 - 2011

Project # 1: Innovation, Producer Group Decision Making and Member Heterogeneity (Completed)
Murray Fulton and Zhihua Xiao
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Project # 2: Entrepreneurship and International Trade (Completed)
William Kerr and Carol Thomson
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Project # 3: Grain Handling on the Prairies - evaluating the consequences of future wheat handling strategies on producer management decisions (Completed)
James Nolan and Houtain Ge
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Project # 4: Mitigating the Risks to Commercializing Biofuels Innovations Posed by Barriers to International Market Access (Completed)
William Kerr and Alphanso Williams
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Project # 5: Rate of Return to the Research and Development Expenditure on Zero Tillage Technology Development in Western Canada (Completed)
Richard Gray
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Project # 6: An Economic Analysis of Innovation and Commercialization in Small Saskatchewan Agribusiness (Completed)
Bill Brown and Undrakh Ganbaatar
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Project # 7: Targeting of Ecosystem Goods and Services: Directing Agri-Environmental Policy Innovation (Completed)
Ken Belcher and Lilani Samarakoon
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Project # 8: Incentives for innovation across alternative agricultural organizations - assessing the consequences of protectionist policies in agriculture (completed)
James Nolan and Savanaah Gleim
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Project # 9: Factors Affecting Consumers Preferences for Specialty Eggs in Canada (Completed)
Jing Zhang, Hayley Hesseln and Liou Huang
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Project # 10: An Agent-based Simulation of Wheat Based Ethanol Plant Location Decisions for Saskatchewan (Completed)
James Nolan and Jason Wood
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Project # 11: Made in Saskatchewan: A marketing perspective on the sustainability and competitive advantage of branding food and bioproducts produced in Saskatchewan (Completed)
David Zhang
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