The B.C. Agrifood and Seafood Market Development Program provides Federal and Provincial Government cost-shared funding support for B.C.’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors to undertake eligible domestic and export market development projects and activities.

Eligible Activities

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Note: The information below was taken from http://iafbc.ca/funding-opportunities/market-development/. Please check with this site for the most up to date information.

Applicant organizations must have a head office or be registered in BC and market products grown or processed* in BC. Eligible participants are:

  • Primary agriculture producers (Please note that while agriculture producers are eligible for support, seafood producers (e.g. fishers and harvesters) are not eligible);
  • Agriculture, food & beverage processors and/or seafood processors;
  • Agriculture, food & beverage cooperatives; and
  • Recognized agriculture, food & beverage and seafood industry associations, boards or councils.

Producers, Processors and Cooperatives must have annual gross revenues greater than $30,000 in the most recent two years to be eligible for the program.

Note: The information below was taken from http://iafbc.ca/funding-opportunities/market-development/. Please check with this site for the most up to date information.

There are five steps to apply for BC Agrifood & Seafood Market Development Program funding:

  • Complete and Submit Part A of the Application (Eligibility Confirmation Form)
  • Notice of Program Eligibility (provided by IAF). Note that confirmation of eligibility does not constitute funding approval.
  • Engage with a Pre-qualified consultant ( For Market Research and Market Development Planning applications)
  • Complete and Submit Part B of your Application (Project Details Form)
  • Confirmation of Project Approval
Note: The information below was taken from http://iafbc.ca/funding-opportunities/market-development/. Please check with this site for the most up to date information.

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Buy BC Partnership Program

The Buy BC Partnership Program provides cost-shared funding and a recognizable Buy BC logo to help B.C.’s agrifood and seafood sector market their products and increase sales within B.C.

Buy BC Cost-Shared Funding

Buy BC Partnership Program Cost-Shared Funding is available to applicants to undertake sector/product specific marketing and promotional activities to increase consumer demand and sales of BC agrifood and seafood products within the Province.

http://iafbc.ca/buy-bc/cost-shared-funding/

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Agri food training programs for industry associations

The Buy BC logo makes it easy for consumers to identify and support B.C. agrifood and seafood products. Eligible applicants approved for cost-shared funding are required to apply for use of the Buy BC logo. Applicants that seek to use the Buy BC logo without receiving cost-shared funding (i.e. they did not submit an application or are not approved to receive cost-shared funding) are welcome to apply for use of the Buy BC logo.

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