The creation of a training program in agricultural and agri-food entrepreneurship marks a turning point in the preparation of the next generation. By equipping the agricultural and agri-food sector in Quebec with the first and only program specifically dedicated to entrepreneurship training, the FSAA is on its way to becoming a showcase for economic and social activity. In the context of an open and diversified market economy, its training activities will promote a multisectoral approach highlighting the link between scientific activity at FSAA and market trends.
Objectives: Develop 2 specialized training programs
- Agricultural entrepreneurship
- Agri-food entrepreneurship
Founded in the early 2000s by FSAA researchers, INAF has become internationally renowned for its work in nutrition and the health sector. Bringing together more than 80 researchers, it provides a unique multidisciplinary and technological environment for its 300 graduate students. INAF graduates hold strategic positions in all spheres of the food and health sector. More than ever, science is at the service of food. With a wealth of experience in fundamental and applied research, INAF’s goal is to accelerate its knowledge transfer activities in order to reach as many people as possible and contribute to the wellbeing and quality of life for people of all ages.
- Equip itself with research infrastructures best adapted to the fields of food, nutrition and health. Project details
- Support the health food technologies training program (Formation Aliments Santé Technologies) for the acquisition of transversal knowledge. Project details
- Promote the transfer of knowledge to the general public. Project details
The association of students in agriculture, food and consumption (Association Générale des Étudiants en Agriculture, Alimentation et Consommation - AGÉTAAC) works closely with the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences (FSAA) at Université Laval. It has proven to be a fruitful collaboration. FSAA is a unique environment that proposes mobilizing and educational challenges for all of its students. By involving themselves in different AGÉTAAC clubs and committees, students acquire leadership and management skills. They come into contact with actors in the agri-food sector in an environment where obstacles, work team issues and deadlines are very real. Students ‘blossom’ and serve as active spokespersons for the FSAA. Investing in their projects and goals is an effective promotional strategy and an essential vehicle for communication in a context where career enhancement is a key element in the future of Quebec's agri-food industry.
- Promote the financial independence of student clubs and committees
- Create an endowment fund
- Develop a sustainable philanthropic culture with the students
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