Agriculture and processed foods

The agriculture and agri-food sector encompasses several industries including livestock, poultry, dairy products, oilseeds, cereals, grains, pulses, special crops, fruit and vegetables, horticulture (edible and ornamental), honey and syrup, the organic sub-sector, agricultural technologies and equipment, animal genetics, pet food and animal feed, as well as the food processing industry, including food and beverages manufacturing and bakery products. E-commerce has become a driving force in the food and beverage industry. From grocery stores to coffee shops, more and more companies are using online channels to expand their reach to potential customers. E-commerce has also helped these companies maintain profitability during challenging times. For more information, read more on how to adopt e-commerce in the food and beverage industry.

Ready to do business internationally? Our trade commissioners around the world can support Canadian companies with market intelligence, identify new business opportunities, and find qualified contacts that will help them succeed in foreign markets.


CanExport Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Program.

The CanExport SME Program provides direct financial assistance to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises registered in Canada to help them develop new international business opportunities and markets, especially high-growth emerging markets. It is delivered by the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) of Global Affairs Canada and provides financial support for a wide range of export development activities. As of August 22, 2019 the program has been open to agriculture, processed food and fish and seafood businesses.

Please visit the CanExport SME Program for more details.


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