Agribusiness Food & Trade

The Western Australian (WA) Government is committed to supporting the growth and development of the agriculture, fisheries and food industries for the benefit of the State.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Agribusiness, Food and Trade area works in partnership with government, industry and business to enable growth in the value, competitiveness and diversification of WA’s agrifood sector through facilitation of value adding, investment and export.

It facilitates this by:

  • enabling investment
  • enabling agribusiness development
  • trade market access and export development
  • food promotion and development
  • agribusiness knowledge and strategic insights.

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  • The Western Australian Government, through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, is focusing resources on supporting the growth of premium and value-add food and beverage b

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has a range of resources and services available to assist local agrifood businesses make the most of export opportunities.

  • The truffle industry in Western Australia, to date, has been developed around the black truffle produced by Tuber melanosporum, also known internationally as French black truffle or Perigo

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) commissioned an economic analysis of irrigated agriculture development options for the Pilbara, in 2015, as part of the Royalties for Regions, Pil

  • Which wheat variety was the most popular in terms of area sown last year?

  • The Grants for Asian Market Export program is a major component of the department’s Asian Market Success project, made possible by State Government investment. 

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is pleased to announce that the Asian Market Success project has been extended until 30 June 2023.

  • Western Australia has aproximately 14.7 million sheep  run by over 4500 sheep producers. They are mostly located in the agricultural region of the state producing high quality, fine Merino wool.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is committed to supporting the Western Australian agriculture and food sector to grow and develop, in order to capitalise on gr

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is continuing to monitor and respond to changes in the live export environment which impact the Western Australian sheep industry.

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