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.


  • 22 August 2017

    The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is leading the high level planning of the Peel Food Zone.

  • 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.

  • 2 August 2017

    The Industry Grants for International Competitiveness (IGIC) program is a component of 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.

  • 20 March 2017

    An area at Waterloo near Bunbury, Western Australia has been identified as the preferred location for a future agri-industry investment in the south-west region, which will now be the subject of fu

  • 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.

  • 7 November 2016

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has supported the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (RASWA) and the IGA Perth Royal Show for more than 60 years.

  • 8 May 2017

    Organic farming is a popular pursuit especially for small landholders interested in sustainable production.

  • 19 December 2016

    Fresh food businesses are faced with the challenge of creating a food safety culture, maintaining best practice and retaining customer confidence, while effectively managing overall costs.