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Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken


The program will provide over $44 million to the sector over the next 10 years.


The objective of the Market Development Program for Turkey and Chicken is to deliver on the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide full and fair compensation to supply-managed sectors for market access concessions made under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The program will help increase domestic demand and consumption of Canadian turkey and chicken products through industry-led promotional activities that differentiate Canadian products and producers, and leverage Canada’s reputation for high quality and safe food.

Eligible Applicants

Canadian turkey and chicken producers

Eligible Expenses

The program will provide over $44 million to the sector over the next 10 years.

Funding will be distributed to national not-for-profit industry organizations working to improve the sector’s market position. Two funding packages have been created:

  • $19.23 million for the Turkey Farmers of Canada
  • $25 million for the Chicken Farmers of Canada

Applicants will submit a multi-year strategy (maximum 5 years) to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for approval. Funds are to be used for:

  • sector-wide advertising and promotion, including in-store and food service promotions and product demonstrations
  • promotional activities that build public trust in Canadian turkey and chicken products including on-farm food safety and traceability programs, animal care programs, environmental sustainability, and benefits of turkey and chicken as healthy protein options
  • market research
  • development and/or expansion of target audiences
  • increasing delivery of current market development activities
  • encouraging product development, product testing and research into new innovative processing and packaging technology at the primary and further processing level
  • adapting current branding to meet changing consumer expectations

Deadline Date

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