We aim to create a progressive, innovative and profitable agriculture and food sector that benefits Western Australia.

We support the success of our state’s agrifood businesses through services and partnerships that help increase industry profitability and sustainability, while safeguarding our state’s precious natural resources.

DAFWA drives the economic development of the agriculture and food sector in Western Australia (WA), with a focus on export-led growth. We also undertake research, development and extension activities with partners around Australia and throughout the world to harness the best knowledge and technical excellence available.

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The Western Australian Sheep Industry



The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia’s Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is...

January 2017

This edition of Sheep Notes includes information on the current Western Australian flock size and dynamics along...

December 2016

In this sixth edition of the SIBI newsletter, read about our latest case study on a sheep farmer's success on...

December 2016

In this last edition for 2016 read about the progress of WA researchers unravelling the DNA of Cabernet clones,...

December 2016

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