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BC Agrifood & Seafood Market Development Program




BC Agrifood & Seafood Market Development Program is a five-year Federal-Provincial cost-shared program, funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership,  that provide supports to the development of marketing skills and plans, the creation of market research and export-focused promotional materials, and participation in export-focused market development activities, including reaching new customers through inter-provincial/ international trade shows.

Eligible Applicants

  • have a head office in B.C. or be entitled to do business in B.C.;
  • be selling or marketing a product that is grown or processed in B.C.;
  • contribute a minimum percentage of the total project budget in cash, towards eligible project costs as follows:
    • 50% for B.C.-based primary agriculture and/or cooperatives;
    • agriculture, food and beverage, and/or seafood processors
    • 30% for industry associations, boards, or councils
  • Have total annual gross revenues (i.e. sales) greater than $30,000 per year for the most recent two years (applies only to primary agriculture and/or cooperatives; and
    agriculture, food and beverage, and/or seafood processors).

    Note: Seafood Harvesters and Fishermen are ineligible for this program.

Eligible Expenses

Support B.C. businesses at each stage of export development through providing cost-shared funding for:

  • Marketing Information and Research
  • Market Development Planning
  • Marketing Skills Training
  • Market Development Export Activities
  • Marketing Collateral and Promotional Tools

Deadline Date

  Applicants must schedule project activities within the program funding cycle: April 2020 to March 2021.


Contact Name: Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC

Phone Number: 250-940-6150

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Alberta ,
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