Fisheries and Land Resources

Forestry and Agrifoods

Agrifoods Development Branch

The Agrifoods Development Branch is responsible for promoting the continued development, expansion and diversification of competitive and sustainable primary and value-added agriculture and agrifoods businesses. The branch provides programs and services as follows:

  • Technical advice on the production, processing and marketing of food and other agricultural products in a manner that maximizes profits while also acting responsibly towards food safety, animal welfare and sound land and environmental stewardship.
  • Professional veterinary assistance in the prevention and treatment of disease as well as the avoidance of residues in food products.
  • Analytical services from the Animal Health Laboratory and the Soil, Plant and Feed Laboratory.
  • Operation of mandatory food safety programs
  • Support of research into new agricultural products and practices, as well as animal diseases of economic and public health importance.
  • Funding opportunities to encourage growth and diversification in the agrifoods industry.

Programs and services are provided through the following divisions within the branch:


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