Dr. Linda Malcolmson, Cigi’s Manager of Special Crops, Oilseeds and Pulses, is attending the Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA) meeting in Montreal from June 25 to 28. About 400 delegates from 28 countries are attending the annual connvention which features a trade exhibition and presentations reflecting this year’s theme, “Supplying the World.”
The CSCA is a national trade association established in 1987. It represents companies involved in the merchandising of Canadian pulse and special crops, including bean, chickpea, lentil, pea, canary seed, buckwheat, sunflower seed and mustard seed. The CSCA currently has more than 110 members, ranging from large multi-national organizations to single-plant processors. Together they represent more than 85% of the pulse and special crops produced in Canada. The Association has evolved over the years to reflect the changing scope of member needs in the pulse and special crops industry in Canada.
The CSCA and its members are one of the funding partners of the Cigi Pulse Flour Milling and Utilization Project which is helping to position Canadian pulses in the food ingredient market.
More information on the CSCA can be found at www.specialcrops.mb.ca.