Manitoba Food Processing 2012-13

Funded by Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI)

The purpose of this research is to help business and stakeholders in Manitoba’s Food Processing Sector better understand job creation and employee retention in rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Additionally, scenario planning will engage participants and stakeholders in understanding the community and sectoral impacts of projected regional population changes.

The project team will conduct semi-structured interviews with participants to examine job creation and immigration employee retention. Participants and stakeholders will also validate the research findings. One of the outcomes of the research will be a scenario-planning session that examines how population predictions for the region will impact both the community and the food processing sector.

For more information contact:

Dr. Bill Ashton, Director
Rural Development Institute, Brandon University

Wayne Kelly, Research Manager
Rural Development Institute, Brandon University
Ph: 204-571-8515