Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced a $336,858 investment to help small agricultural businesses further expand into grocery and food services.

The federal government is supporting the creation of a certification program that will allow businesses to meet specific trade requirements.

The funding will support GS1 Canada, a not-for-profit association, to develop training tailored to small and micro food enterprises. 

GS1 Canada plans to equip at least 200 businesses across Canada with the knowledge, tools and experience they need to prepare for trade with different sectors, including the grocery sector, distribution and food services.