The Food and Drink Action Plan has been designed to expand one of the UK's most thriving sectors into lucrative overseas markets.
Food and drink is the UK's largest manufacturing sector with a turnover of over £90 billion a year and up to 400,000 workers - 15% of the overall manufacturing workforce. But 90% of small firms do not export.
Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is unveiling the scheme today at the world's biggest food and drink fair, Anuga, in Germany.
Top chef Tom Aikens is also launching the Government's Food is Great marketing campaign at the fair to raise the profile of British food and drink producers.