AgriMarketing Program: Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Component

Laurie Sanderson

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The Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Component provides targeted support to companies for international initiatives. All activities must promote international business development and must go beyond the applicant’s core activities and represent new initiatives that provide an opportunity to yield incremental results. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) funding for a project will normally not exceed $50,000 per fiscal year; and $100,000 over two consecutive fiscal years and an applicant can apply more than once, but for each applicant, funding will not be more than $250,000 over five years.


Eligible activities include:

  • Company-specific marketing and advertising related to the export activities
  • Food service promotions and product demonstrations for buyers and consumers
  • Trade seminars to provide information on specific attributes of your products
  • Incoming and outgoing missions
  • Technical training for buyers about products and product handling
  • Market development strategies
  • In-market expertise