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Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Tours AAFC Fredericton Research Centre

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Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, toured the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Fredericton research centre April 23 to learn about the department’s research into all things potatoes.

The visit included a stop at the centre’s Potato Gene Repository with Fredericton scientist Benoit  Bizimungu.

The repository contains Canadian and international potato germplasm. Potato research is the centre’s main focus with an emphasis on potato agroecosystem, bioecology, potato germplasm enhancement and enhancing the environmental performance of potato production systems.