Manitoba government announces five-point food strategy

Hopes to see food sector worth $5.5 billion by 2022

A new five-point plan to support the growth of Manitoba's food industry was announced today by the Manitoba Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. Their goal is to have the food-processing industry worth $5.5 billion. The five points include:

  • growing and retaining food businesses
  • investing in sector development
  • supporting small-scale farming and processing by reallocating existing staff resources to create a small-scale processing specialist and a small-farm production specialist, while also implementing the recommendations of the Small Scale Food Manitoba working group;
  • developing innovative food safety models
  • increasing awareness of food production in Manitoba

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