- Our commitment -

AGRI-FOOD
IN A CONTEXT OF
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Brome-Missisquoi CLD commits to the evolution and development of agri-food projects that help preserve the beauty of the countryside in its region.

Agri-food development in Brome-Missisquoi :

Our
Vision

Promote new and authentic agri-food products that are healthy and original, and highlight their origin and the specifics of their production, as well as respect their resources in an effort to encourage the know-how and knowledge necessary to develop local food-growing independence.

Les actions

Our
Actions

Create conditions that will win over innovative and socially responsible businesses: provide ongoing help and support according to their growth phase

Help businesses by promoting innovation and training

Support the marketing of local products according to their respective niches.

Les actions

Eligible
Clientele

– Private developers
– Cooperatives
– Non-profit organizations
– Institutions

 

The region’s agri-food stakeholders also commit to focus on and encourage projects that are consistent with the various aspects of sustainable development. The Strategic Economic Development Plan with an Outlook on Sustainable Development (2013-2016) (in French only) proposed by the Brome-Missisquoi CLD is consistent with this commitment and includes the agri-food sector.

In addition, the offices of the MRC and the Brome-Missisquoi CLD are on a single site, which facilitates developers’ interventions with project stakeholders and accelerates the establishment of businesses.


- Your agri-food project -

GETTING
SUPPORT

Whether you’re a wine-grower, food producer, breeder or have an interest in food processing, setting up your agri-food business in Brome-Missisquoi is easy. To help you, the Brome-Missisquoi CLD and its partners propose services adapted to the specific nature and advancement of your project.


YOU’RE STARTING YOUR PROJECT AND WANT TO ESTABLISH YOURSELF?


WANT TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY THROUGH FOOD PROCESSING?


WANT TO IMPROVE THE MARKETING OF YOUR PRODUCTS?

telephone
TALK TO ONE OF OUR ADVISERS
450 266-4928


 


You’re starting your project and want to establish yourself ?

Support services for project implementation and start-ups

Free exploratory meeting with an expert CLD adviser to determine your needs and orient you towards the proper resources

Access to a personalized support service to help with the preparation of a business plan (in-service training)

Support with your efforts towards sustainable development

Regional commitment aimed at supporting innovative products and emerging cultures such as non-timber forest products, cosmetics, etc. For more information, see: A Look at Indigenous and Emerging Fruit Cultures in Quebec (PDF in French) – “Portrait des cultures fruitières indigènes et en émergence au Québec”.

Mentoring program for business managers (Réseau M – a mentoring network for entrepreneurs)

Program focused on access to farm land: the Land Bank Project

Access to technical supervision services (network of agri-environmental advisers’ clubs)

Services regarding orientation towards relevant training and financial subsidies


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Want to increase profitability through food processing ?

Support for agri-food transformation provided to business people

When a food product is transformed, its value increases. For example, an apple will have more value if it is transformed into juice, or even better, into brandy!

Free exploratory meeting with a CLD expert adviser to determine your needs and orient you towards the proper resources

Services to support your efforts towards sustainable development

Orientation services regarding relevant training and financial aid programs


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Want to improve the marketing of your products ?

Marketing support

Whether marketing to local markets or regional networks, to sell to large distributors or to export, the CLD provides advisory services to optimize your marketing plan.

Consulting services: situation analysis, research for solutions and orientation towards various distribution networks, such as the regional network.

Recognized expertise in the marketing of wine-growing products

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- Take advantage of the following programs -

TRAINING AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Workshops, Training and Events related to the Agricultural Milieu in Montérégie Est (in French)

Best Practices for Corporate Training (Quebec Ministry of Finance and the Economy) (in French)

Regional Communities providing Agricultural Training (in French)

Introduction to Agritourism: Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) (in French)

Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – Support for Businesses: Production, Transformation, Distribution and Marketing (in French)

Start-up grant from la Financière agricole du Québec to help farmers 40 years old and under


- Find land for your project -

LAND BANK
PROJECT

Landowners located in Brome-Missisquoi MRC and all of those who wish to develop their farming business in the area can benefit from Banque de terres services. This program matches aspiring farmers with landowners according to customized agreements such as lease with or without option to buy, partnership, transfer. The program aims both to increase the accessibility of land for the benefit of young or new farmers and to maintain the agricultural dynamism of our region. The MRC offers the services of a field agent who provides personalized guidance and assistance in the negotiation of an agreement between landowners and aspiring farmers. This field agent is surrounded by professionals to support the participants throughout the matching process. For more information contact Leslie Carbonneau at 450-266-4900 ext. 258, lcarbonneau@banquedeterres.ca or visit www.banquedeterres.ca.

For other relevant resources, see Documents and Links.

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