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Funding available to advance BC agrifood exports


November 25, 2013
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November 25, 2013, Victoria, BC – Investment Agriculture Foundation (IAF) is now accepting applications to help B.C.’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors increase export sales and expand international market access.

In 2013-14, the B.C. Agrifoods Export Program will make available up to $600,000 in provincial and federal government funding to enable industry engagement in international market development activities, including participation in international tradeshows, promotional events and incoming/outgoing missions, and creating marketing collateral to support international market development.

Agrifood sector producers, processors, associations or marketers that have a head office or are registered in B.C. and market a B.C. grown or processed product are eligible to apply.

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A maximum of $50,000 in funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds have been fully allocated. Participants must contribute 50 per cent in cash of the total project cost. All reporting requirements and receipted expenditures must be completed within ten business days of project completion. The program ends March 31, 2014.

For more information on the B.C. Agrifoods Export Program and the application process, visit http://iafbc.ca/export-market-dev.htm.


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