The Manitoba Protein Advantage

Global demand for plant and animal protein is increasing, providing economic opportunities for farmers, processors and communities in Manitoba. Manitoba produces and processes some of the world’s finest and most sustainable plant and animal protein.

Manitoba is home to the world’s largest pea processing facility, the world’s largest hemp processing company, the first canola protein processor in North America and Canada’s largest bacon processing facility. The growing demand for protein puts Manitoba in a strong position to not only process the raw commodity but also incorporate the manufactured ingredients in further value-added consumer products. It is also home to cutting-edge food processing and world class research infrastructure in the agri-food space.

Manitoba released the Manitoba Protein Advantage in 2019 to grow the plant and animal protein industry, create new value for producers and processors through innovation and value chain collaboration and attract new investment of $1.5 billion and 1,550 jobs by 2025. The Manitoba government appointed a Manitoba Protein Consortium to provide leadership on projects of strategic importance and encourage stakeholders to mobilize to achieve the Manitoba Protein Advantage’s objectives.



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Latest News

February 25, 2021: Province's Second Protein Summit a Resounding Success

February 23, 2021: Province Hosts Second Protein Summit

February 11, 2021: Manitoba Agriinsurance Coverage Highest on Record

February 5, 2021: Agricultural Crown Land Auctions to Begin Next Week

January 11, 2021: Agricultural Crown Land Auctions to be Held Online

January 7, 2021: Governments of Canada and Manitoba Provide Support to Small Businesses

December 22, 2020: Province Takes Further Steps to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

December 17, 2020: Province Seeks to Modernize Crop Diversification Centre Model

October 8, 2020: Province Announces Conservation Trust, Grow Trust and Wetlands Grow Trust Now Accepting Proposals

September 30, 2020: Province Seeks Stakeholder Feedback on Agricultural Crown Land Program Modernization

September 25, 2020: Government of Canada and Manitoba Announce Creation of New Protein Research Strategy for Manitoba

August 17, 2020: Governments of Canada and Manitoba Announce $2.5 million to support Merit Functional Foods

June 19, 2020: Key Recommendations Outlined in Forage Insurance Review

February 18, 2020: Province Invests in Clean Wastewater Infrastructure for Portage la Prairie

February 7, 2020: Province Launching Research Project to Reduce Wildlife Predation of Livestock

February 4, 2020: Province Undertaking Forage Insurance Review

January 21, 2020: Province Creates New Protein Consortium to Further Manitoba’s Protein Advantage Strategy

December 17, 2019: Province Launces Inaugural Manitoba Protein Challenge

September 19, 2019: Manitoba Holds First Manitoba Protein Summit