Climate, land & water

Western Australia’s agriculture sector needs access to productive soil and water resources for growth and profit. However, the sector must compete with increasing resource demands from all sectors of the community, and the pressures of a changing climate. The Agriculture and Food division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development supports agriculture by providing long-term management solutions, practical risk management strategies and tools to maintain and improve resource conditions, to meet the needs of industry and stakeholders. Agriculture and Food is also pioneering soil and water investigation of the state’s undeveloped areas to establish new irrigated agricultural industries.

Articles

  • 13 June 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) held its first State Horticulture Update for Western Australian horticulture businesses on April 6, 2017.

  • 24 July 2017

    The plants identified here have the potential to cause significant damage to Western Australia's pastoral industry and to the unique biodiversity of the rangelands.

  • 1 February 2017

    Proper management of animals during a bushfire is dependent on being prepared and having proper plans in place for fire response and recovery.

  • 11 September 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) supports the growth of the state's agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.   Funded by the state governmen

  • 20 October 2017

    To assist the recovery of communities whose social, financial and economic well-being has been severely affected by a natural disaster, the State Government has established the Western Australia Na

  • 21 December 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has resources available to support you in managing affected livestock and stock feed, as well as pasture and land recovery, in the

  • 16 June 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports initiatives that align with our vision, purpose and priorities as outlined in our Strategic plan 2014–17.

  • 12 September 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • 12 September 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

  • 10 July 2017

    Legislation regulating the poultry industry covers a wide array of issues ranging from disease control, food health and safety, the environment (odour and noise emissions), to agricultural chemical

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