The federal and provincial governments are offering up to $50,000 to help food producers promote their products around the world.
The Investment Agriculture Foundation will administer a $600,000 fund to help increase export sales and expand access to international markets. The funding is provided through Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, and the BC Ministry of Agriculture.
The funding package is for any producer of agricultural foods or seafoods that are processed and packaged in BC. As well, the product must be made with more than 85 per cent of the main ingredients produced in BC. For example, a fruit juice or wine made with BC fruits or grapes would qualify.
The fund will provide up to $50,000 on a first-come, first-serve basis, to be used for international tradeshows, promotional events, and creating marketing materials.
For more information on the BC Agrifoods Export Program and the application process, visit http://iafbc.ca/export-market-dev.htm.
The Investment Agriculture Foundation is an industry-led not-for-profit organization that works with the agrifood industry to invest federal and provincial funds toward projects that have the potential to transform ideas into solutions.
Applicants can also contact the IAF for more information at email@example.com or call 250-356-1662.