In 2010, the Northern Adapted Flax Variety Development Project (NAFVD) was
launched. This project represents collaboration between the Saskatchewan Flax
Development Commission, Viterra, the Alberta Innovates Technology Futures and the
British Columbia Grain Producers Association. The breeding objective of the project is
to develop new flax varieties better adapted to the northern region of Western Canada. The agronomic objective of this project is to determine best management practices for northern flax production.