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Make Manitoba Agriculture your first point of contact for help as you build your future in food and agri-products. We provide services to entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations to strengthen the competitive position of Manitoba's food and agri-product processing industries in the domestic and global marketplace. 

Manitoba Agriculture’s Value Added Branch supports the growth of food and agri-food companies in the province through two units, Business Development and Product Commercialization, which operates the Food Development Centre (FDC).

The Business Development Unit supports Manitoba food and agri-product small and scalable businesses with marketing and exporter preparedness advice, pathfinding services, capacity building resources, and training tailored to client’s business needs.

The Product Commercialization Unit, through FDC, supports Manitoba food businesses with applied research and development services to support sustainable protein innovation in ingredient and product development.

Both units work together to provide the expertise and experience to deliver services in a single window approach that encourages economic growth and prosperity.  



Manitoba Agriculture has launched a new Business Pathways website to make it easier to find the connections, tools and resources you need every step of the way. Business Pathways is your one-stop shop for business development, product and process development and market development information, incorporating the programs and services provided by business service providers and industry partners from the entire ecosystem. 

In the About the Sector section, you can learn about the food, beverage and protein sectors in Manitoba.

What's New

Business Pathways Information Circular

The Value Added Branch of Manitoba Agriculture is bringing you up-to-date food processing and business information. This information circular will provide information on financial and non-financial programs, events and training opportunities, market access information, business, marketing and food safety resources and links to relevant news stories.

Previous issues can be viewed here.

To subscribe, email mbagrifood@gov.mb.ca.

Manitoba's Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP)

The Capital Infrastructure and Investments program supports the growth and expansion of Manitoba's agri-processing sector by assisting with capital investment purchases for modernization and capacity building activities.

The Market Development program provides financial assistance for market development activities that enhance interprovincial trade and export capacity and improve trade access for the sector.

You can keep up to date with the SCAP programs and dates here and by signing up to receive Manitoba Agriculture's newsletter for notification of intake dates by clicking here.

SCAP Webinars 

Learn about program eligibility, funding streams, cost share amounts, program details and writing your application at the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP) playlist.