GoC invests $2.7 million to grow agri-food exports
By Top Crop Manager
The government of Canada will invest up to $2.73 million over two years for Group Export Agri-Food Québec-Canada for the organization to help Canadian exporters increase the value of agriculture and agri-food exports.
The funding is under AAFC’s AgriMarketing program. With the funding, the organization will undertake market development activities to meet the needs of Canadian food exporters, including start-up level exporters and those with a longer history in the industry looking to consolidate their markets or discover potential new markets.
Group Export Agri-Food Québec-Canada will use trade shows, exploratory missions and business meetings to help exporters establish contacts with potential buyers and build business partnerships and sales. Currently, Canada has a total of 14 free trade agreements with 51 countries. In 2021, Canada exported $82 billion worth of agri-food product, surpassing the previous target of at least $75 billion by 2025.