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You've got a great food product.  You see the demand for local food.  You want to grow your food business. 

Manitoba Agriculture can help you Build your Future in Food.

We provide services to entrepreneurs, food processors and organizations to strengthen the competitive position of Manitoba’s agriculture and agri-food industry in the domestic and global marketplace.   

Our business development specialists provide consulting services, workshops, training and access to market development activities that will help you:

  • connect with product and process development and regulatory expertise
  • access Manitoba's internationally recognized Food Development Centre
  • access a licensed community kitchen or co-packer
  • prepare to sell your product to grocery stores and foodservice
  • set a price for your food product
  • test market your product at a farmers' market
  • expand your market outside of Manitoba
  • find financial assistance 

Business Pathways Website

Manitoba Agriculture has launched a new Business Pathways website to make it easier to find the connections, tools and resources to help your business succeed. 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 cosystem. Business Pathways fosters economic development and creates an online environment that encourages and nurtures innovation to create resilient food companies. The Business Pathways website provides a path that assists clients to progress logically through their development and provides linkages to programs and services to help you every step of the way.

For more information, please email us at Manitoba Agri Food


You have the ideas and seek to grow and develop your protein based business, interested in opportunities in sustainable plant protein, animal sources and insect protein. Food Development Centre has product commercialization consultants with expertise in scale up to commercialization and value adding, including creating protein ingredients, developing product application, co-products applications, regulatory assistance and process validation. Our value added services range from laboratory trials to commercial readiness of protein or co-products.


FDC can help you to:  

  • develop novel proteins
  • develop protein ingredients and food and beverage applications
  • develop consumer protein products
  • add value to co/by products from your protein processing and waste streams

For more information, please email Food Development Centre